Al Nasr Fans Attack Rivers United At Benghazi Training Base

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Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rivers United on Monday revealed that the team have been attacked in training in Benghazi as they prepare for the CAF Confederation Cup second leg play-off match against Al Nasr of Lybia reports Prime Business Africa.

The Pride of the Rivers were attacked by Al Nasr fans during their training in a private facility on Monday evening and stressed that the lives of the players and officials are under threat.

The club confirmed the unfortunate development on their social media handles stressing that the attackers came singing war songs before they started throwing stones at them.

The posts on the club’s handles read thus:

“This evening at our training in a private facility secured in Benghazi, fans of Al Nasr came in their numbers signing war songs and thrown stones at us. They even followed us to our hotel

“Our lives have been threatened in Benghazi,” the club said.

Rivers Angels further added that since their arrival on Monday ahead of the Wednesday match, there has not been any security personal attached to them.

“Since our arrival in Benghazi and up until this moment, we do not have any security personal attached to our team.”

Rivers United on Wednesday last week pummelled the visiting Al Nasr 5-0 first leg win and are optimistic of qualifying for the group stage if they do not lose 6-0 on Wednesday.


READ ALSO: Why Moroccan Police Stopped Rivers United From Training Ahead CCL Clash

Rivers United players were promised the sum of $40,000 per player during their qualification campaign to the CAF Champions League by Governor Nyesom Wike.

The team however lost out heavily on goal aggregate against Moroccan top side Wydad Casablanca and consedripped down to the preliminary stages of the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers.


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.


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