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Bayelsa Utd primed for How Mine test


LAGOS — Nigeria’s representatives in the Caf Confederation Cup, Bayelsa United qualified for the second round of the competition after completing a 2-0 aggregate win over Congolese club, AS Kondzo.

United earned a gutsy 0-0 draw in the first leg decided at the Stade de la Revolution a week ago and finished off the Central Africans with a 2-0 win in Sapele on Saturday.

The Yenagoa club will now face Zimbabwean side, How Mine FC after the Bulawayo club eliminated St Michel United FC of the Seychelles 6-4 on aggregate.

Head coach of United, Richard Bubagha reflected on Saturday’s win against Kondzo and also looked ahead to the tie against How Mine when approached by

“The win (on Saturday against Kondzo) was not easy because we had to fight hard and dig deep.

“Now we have qualified and have to do our homework against the team we will meet next,” he said.

Bayelsa United will travel to the 26 000 capacity Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo, for the first leg of the second round tie on the weekend of March 21 and 23 before welcoming the Southern Africans to Sapele for the return fixture on the weekend of March 20 and 30.

Bayelsa United reached the semifinals of the Confederation Cup in their only appearance in the competition in 2009.


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