USM Alger head coach, Juan Carlos Garrio is anticipating a tough CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final clash against Rivers United.

Garrido however declared his team’s readiness to face the challenges against the former Nigeria Premier Football League champions.

USM Alger will take on Rivers United in the first leg tie at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Sunday(today).

“We know that our mission will be difficult,” he stated.

“Especially with the time of the match at the beginning of the afternoon with unfavourable weather conditions.

“But we will take up the challenge to achieve a good operation in the first leg and take a good option for qualification in the semi-final which is important to us.”

The game is billed to kick-start at 2 pm.

CAF Confederation Cup: USM coach anticipates tough clash against Rivers United

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