Rivers United of Nigeria and DC Motema Pembe of Democratic Republic of Congo will face each other today in a Confederation of African Football Cup Group B matchday four encounter at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
Rivers United are looking to cement their position atop Group B with a win against DC Motema Pembe, with the Nigerian side currently leading the group with seven points. The team are fresh off a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture against the Congolese side and will be looking for a similar result today.
Rivers United have had a successful campaign in the CAF Cup so far, having won four out of their five matches, with the other match ending in a draw. The team has scored an impressive 14 goals in the process and will be looking to add to their tally today.
Rivers United have been boosted by the return of key players such as Emeka Ogbugh and Chidiebere Nwakali, who missed the reverse fixture due to injury. The team is also expected to be at full strength, with the exception of striker Olanrewaju Kayode, who has been ruled out due to a minor ankle injury.
DC Motema Pembe, on the other hand, are looking to turn around their fortunes in the CAF Cup. The team currently sits fourth in the group with just three points from five matches, and a win today would be a major boost for the side.
DC Motema Pembe have been weakened by the absence of captain and goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba, who is out due to an ankle injury. However, the team has been bolstered by the return of midfielder Tresor Mputu and defender Christopher Oualembo, who are expected to start today.
The match will be a closely contested affair, with both teams looking for a win to further their CAF Cup ambitions. It promises to be an entertaining match, and fans can expect a thrilling encounter between two of African football’s biggest clubs.