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Dreams FC triumphs over Rivers United in CAF Confederation Cup

December 4, 2023
Dreams FC triumphs over Rivers United in CAF Confederation Cup
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secured a crucial 2-1 victory against Rivers United of in their second group match at the , reigniting their campaign after a previous loss to Club Africain.

“Still Believe” boys, determined to stay in the competition, clinched the win with two second-half goals from skipper John Antwi and Abdul Aziz Issah. The Nigerians, who won their first match at home against Academica, faced strong resistance from the Ghanaian side.

The first half saw a quiet start, with both teams struggling to create significant chances. Dreams FC, as the home team, faced challenges in possession, allowing Rivers United to press forward confidently.

The match saw minimal excitement until the 34th minute when John Antwi's header gave Dreams FC the lead.

Despite the lead, the play remained uninspiring, and the teams went into halftime with Dreams FC holding a solitary lead.

The second half continued in a sloppy , with both sides struggling to create scoring opportunities.

As Rivers United pressed for an equalizer, Dreams FC sealed the victory with a beautifully orchestrated second goal by Abdul Aziz Issah. Agyenim Boateng's precise pass set up Issah, who placed it beyond the onrushing goalkeeper.

With the win in sight, Dreams FC controlled the game, managing the remaining minutes strategically.

However, Rivers United managed to pull one back four minutes into the six minutes of additional time through Alex Oyowah.

The victory propelled Dreams FC to the second spot on the table, behind Club Africain, who defeated Academica on the road.

The win rejuvenates Dreams FC's hopes of progressing from the group stage in the Confederation Cup.

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