Atuloma scores as Rivers United sneak past FUS Rabat


Emeka Atuloma scored a winner 18 minutes from time as Nigerian side Rivers United defeated FUS Rabat from Morocco 1-0 in their CAF Confederation Cup Group A clash in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

The result means all four sides in the pool have three points with a third of the matches played. FUS Rabat (+2) lead the group on goal difference, followed by Club Africain (+1) of Tunisia, Rivers United (-1) and Ugandan outfit KCCA (-2).

Defending champions Tout Puissant Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo were held to a 1-1 draw by Guinea outfit Horoya in Conakry.

Jean Ebele opened the scoring for the home side on 33 minutes, but Ben Malango equalised for the visitors with 10 minutes remaining.

South African side SuperSport United lead Group D with four points, ahead of Mazembe on goal-difference, with Horoya on two points and Gabon's CF Mounana yet to get off the mark.

Egyptian side Smouha claimed a comfortable 2-0 home win Recreativo Libolo as Ahmed Raouf and Islam Mohareb found the net.

That result, coupled with a 1-0 win for Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid over Zambian side Zesco United means that all three sides in Group C are level on three points.

Zesco looked as though they were on course for a valuable away point until Ivorian winger Cheick Moukoro netted a winner two minutes from time.

The next round of matches will be played on the weekend of June 3/4.