Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup Rivers United claimed a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Club Africain of Tunisia in the Group C of the second-tier CAF interclub competition at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday evening.
Nyima Nwagua scored the only goal of the game five minutes before the break to hand Stanley Eguma’s side all three points in the game.
Rivers United remain in second position in the group with six points from three games.
The Port Harcourt side have same points with first and third placed Club Africain and Dreams FC of Ghana respectively, while Academica from Angola remain at the bottom of the log with no point.
Rivers United are now the third Nigerian club after BCC Lions (1990) & Enyimba (2008) to defeat Club Africain on the continent.
The Nigerian side will now travel to Tunisia to lock horns with Club Africain again in the reverse matchday four contest on Wednesday, December 20.
Angola’s Academica do Lobito are up against Dreams FC of Ghana in the other group game.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.