Uche Onwuansanya and Ishaq Kayode scored in the first half to give Rivers United a TotalEnergies CAF Confederations cup additional playoff round first leg win, despite Mohamed Antar’s 27th minute goal giving Egypt hope.
The home side made the better start and were rewarded after twenty-five minutes when Uche Onwuansanya followed up with a low strike from a Malachi Ohawume pass.
Al Masry sports team leveled the score nearly immediately when Mohamed Antar scored against the run of play.
According to Stanley Eguma, Rivers United Technical Manager:
“It is a narrow win but I think it is not yet over. We will go back to Cairo and continue the search for goals. We know it’s going to be difficult but we will not go there to defend, we will go there to ensure that we score goals as we did today because it is only goals that will make us to qualify.”
The second leg will be held at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, on Sunday, December 5, 2021,