The Consulate-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Ambassador Usman Ari Ogah on Monday send a congratulatory message to Rivers United football club of Port Harcourt on their qualification to the first round of the Total CAF Confederation Cup.
The team’s 2-0 triumph after penalty shootout with aggregate score at 3-3 against Futuro Kings De Mongomo in Port Harcourt on Sunday secured passage for the “Pride of Rivers”.
In a letter signed by E.O Audu on behalf of the Consulate-General and sent to the Rivers State Commissioner for Sports Honourable Boma Iyaye, the Ambassador who charged the team to prove their technical superiority by winning the second leg joined millions of football-loving Nigerians in commending Rivers United for their spirited and disciplined performance against a very formidable opponent which earned them qualification.
“I am directed to convert His Excellency Ambassador Usman Ari Ogah’s congratulations to the Rivers United FC on their success at the return match between them and Futuro Kings FC on Sunday 6th December 2020. It is our hope that success will continue to trail them in their subsequent endeavours.
Please accept the assurances of His Excellency’s highest esteem”