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Rivers Angels Caf champions league hopes dented

Nigeria’s representative at the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League, Rivers Angels’ hopes of making it in the competition has been dashed.

The girls lost their second Group B match in Cairo, Egypt against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 1-nil on Tuesday.

Rivers Angels needed nothing but a win to retain hope of progressing into the semi-finals after suffering defeat in their opener against ASFAR FC of Morocco on Saturday

The victory has thrown Group B wide open as both ASFAR and Vihiga have 3 points each and they both must win their last group matches to sail through.

Rivers Angels would need to do the unthinkable by beating Vihiga Queens by at least 6 goals without conceding, hoping that Sundowns would do them a favour by beating Vihiga Queens to nurse any hope of remaining in the competition.

As it stands, Mamelodi Sundowns have qualified for the semi-finals with 6-point from 2 matches. They need only a draw to confirm their top position on the log. On the other hand, ASFAR FC and Vihiga Queens have 3 points apiece while Rivers Angels bring the rear with zero points.

Reporting by Christy Dashe, Editing by Saadatu Albashir