Rivers United Threaten To Pull Out Of CAF Confederation Cup After NFF Bungle Inspection Of Home Ground
Rivers United have threatened to withdraw from the money-spinning group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup after they blamed the NFF for bungling the approval of their home ground by CAF.
A top official informed www.insideglasshouse.com that the Port Harcourt club are seriously considering withdrawing from the continental tournament after “the NFF did us in”.
It was gathered that CAF first ordered the NFF secretariat to inspect the home ground of Rivers United, which they had used for the preliminary rounds of both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.
This order was made on December 22 with the deadline being December 27, 2022.
The NFF failed to do so and on January 5, CAF ruled that Rivers United will now play their Confederation Cup group games at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Rivers United protested this decision, another venue inspection was ordered, CAF were still not satisfied and then decided that the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo could now host their home games.
Officials are enraged that playing outside Port Harcourt will mean extra costs for them and deny many of their home fans from watching their team in action.
Officials have now told www.insideglasshouse.com that the Rivers State Government headed by Governor Nyesom Wike are studying the situation and will soon decide on Rivers United participation in the continental club competition.
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