Rivers United adopted operation no mercy on Saturday in Poto Novo, Benin Republic as they hammered South African side Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie.
The second leg had been left in limbo for weeks following fears over Covid-19.
The Garden City side had won the first leg 2-0 in South Africa but the return leg could not hold in Nigeria as the task force on Covid-19 declined to grant approval.
CAF however approved the Benin Republic venue with the South African still hoping to turn the table even with two goals disadvantage.
Unfortunately the second leg turned out to be a nightmare for the Rainbow City club as Rivers United went goal crazy with Godwin Aguda and Fortune Omoniwari accounting for the three goals of the match. Aguda grabbed the first goal while teammate Omoniwari made grabbed a brace for the Pride of Rivers.
The victory means the Nigerian side triumphed on a 5-0 aggregate. Rivers will now face Enyimba, in all Nigerian affair, in the Confederation Cup playoffs.
Recall that Enyimba crashed out of the CAF Champions league to step down to the confederation cup playoffs billed for February 14 and 21 respectively.