CAF Confederation Cup

“We are heartbroken” – Godwin Aguda apologises to Rivers United supporters

Midfielder, Godwin Aguda has apologised to the supporters of Rivers United following the club’s exit from the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup to Enyimba on Sunday.

Rivers United crashed out of the competition in a penalty shootout at the Adokiye Amesiemaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday after a 1-1 aggregate scoreline.

Fortune Omoniwari gave the Pride of Rivers a first half lead in their quest to overturn a 1-goal deficit, but the second leg ended with just the goal, sending the tie to penalty shootout.

Midfielder Godwin Aguda has scored five goals for Rivers United in the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup
Midfielder Godwin Aguda has scored five goals for Rivers United in the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup

Aguda scored his spot kick but substitute Israel Emmanuel was denied by Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble who also scored to send the People’s Elephant to the group stage of the competition.

The former Rangers International midfield maestro posted on Twitter on Monday, apologising to the fans of the club with a broken heart.

We are heartbroken, we apologize to our fans for not winning the battle. We put our blood on it, but it wasn’t enough to sail through. We’ll concentrate on the domestic competitions, we have to win a major title this season for our fans. Congratulations @EnyimbaFC, all the best,” Aguda tweeted.

Godwin Aguda has been a revelation for Rivers United since joining the Port Harcourt side last transfer window. He has five goals in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifying rounds.

Despite the disappointment on the continent against local rival, Rivers United will now turn their attention to the Nigeria Professional Football League with two matches on the road in seven days.

A trip to Warri to face Warri Wolves on Wednesday before travelling to Uyo to face Akwa United at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Sunday.

Rivers United are fifth on the NPFL table with 18 points despite having two outstanding matches.

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