Rivers United failed to make their dominance count as they were held to a 0-0 draw by their hosts, AS Real Bamako, in the first leg of t...
Rivers United failed to make their dominance count as they were held to a 0-0 draw by their hosts, AS Real Bamako, in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round tie in Bamako on Saturday.
The Pride of Rivers dominated proceedings from the blast of the whistle but never really troubled the hosts' defence.
The Nigerians had the ball in the back of the net two minutes before the half hour mark through Nzube Anaezamba but the goal was correctly ruled out for offside by the centre referee.
The home side struggled to break down the Rivers United's defence marshalled by skipper Austine Festus and goalkeeper Femi Thomas was virtually on holiday in the game.
The pattern of play continued in the second half with Anaezamba and Ivorien striker Guy Kuemian wasting two half chances for the visitors.