Egypt's Masry suffer surprise 2-1 loss at Nigeria's Rivers United

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Nov 2021

Egyptian side Masry failed to gain a first-leg advantage in the African Confederation Cup playoff after slumping to a surprise 2-1 loss away to Nigeria's Rivers United on Sunday.

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Masry lose to Nigeria s Rivers United in the first leg of the African Confederation Cup playoff (Photo: the club s official Twitter account)

Uche Onwuansanya fired the hosts in front after 25 minutes, latching onto a threaded pass from Malachi Ohawume before slotting home.

Masry levelled the score just two minutes later when winger Mohamed Antar converted a cross from Nigerian midfielder Emeka Eze.

However, Ishaq Kayode netted Rivers United's winner on 35 minutes following another assist from Ohawume.

Masry now risk missing out on a place in the Confederation Cup group stage. They will have a chance for redemption when they host Rivers United in the second leg in Alexandria next week.

The Port Said-based club took part in Africa's secondary club competition for four straight years (2017-20), reaching the semi-final in 2018 and the quarters on their last participation in 2020.

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