Festus sorry for Rivers United's Caf Confederation Cup ouster

The skipper of the Pride of Rivers has expressed the club’s regrets at their inability to qualify for the competition’s next round.

Rivers United skipper, Austin Festus apologises to Nigerians following their ouster from the Caf Confederation Cup competition.

The Pride of Rivers were kicked out of the competition after they were defeated 2-1 by FUS Rabat on Saturday.

And Festus in a heartfelt message to their supporters acknowledged they have failed the nation with their inability to make it to the next round of the Africa’s second tier club competition.

“I want to apologise to Nigerians and all our supporters and fans far and wide. It was a shame that we could not qualify for the quarter-final of the competition. We left Nigeria full of hope that we could do it in Morocco but it was not to be. I also want to apologise too for causing the penalty kick decision that that led to the second goal,’ Festus told Goal.

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“We tried everything humanly possible to raise the bar in Morocco and also to record an away win which could have taken us to the next round but we could not protect our lead and we had to go out. I am really disturbed at our performances in the league and on the continent this season.

“We have a league game against MFM on Wednesday and we must all show that we are professionals by putting in our very best and ensuring that Rivers United do not go on relegation.”


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