Ghanaian forward Samuel Adom Antwi played a pivotal role in Rivers United thumping win over Academica do Lobito in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage opener.
The former King Faisal attacker started and lasted the entire duration in his outfit 3-0 home win over their opponent at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
Rivers United broke the deadlock three minutes into the game through the Ghanaian player as the host went to recess with the advantage.
In a spirited performance, the Nigerian outfit doubled their lead just a minute into the second half through Paul Odeh before Shedrack Asiegbu sealed win for his side in the 63rd minute mark.
Rivers United will travel to Ghana to face Dreams FC in their second group game at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
The Nigerian outfit will count on the Ghanaian attacker when they face the Still Believe lads.
Samuel Antwi joined Rivers United at the end of the 2022/23 season following an explosive display for King Faisal despite suffering demotion to the Division One League.