Officials of Malian club, AS Real Bamako, were spotted at the weekend in Ibadan, keeping a close watch and taking notes on the activities of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) runners-up, Rivers United.
Rivers united officials report that officials of the Malian side, (one of them, a cameraman), were spotted at the Lekan Salami Stadium during club’s training session on Saturday, February 4 and 24 hours later at the same venue when Rivers United lost 1-2 to Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) in an NPFL contest.
Chief Coach of Rivers United, Willy Udube said he was informed of the development which ‘should not be a thing of worry for our fans’.
“I was informed that three officials from AS Real Bamako watched both our training session last weekend.
“To be honest, this should not be a thing of worry for our fans because we knew such a thing would happen; I will say it is normal practice.
Meanwhile, Rivers United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma has promised a good performance when his boys file out against Malian club, AS Real Bamako, in their first leg, preliminary round game of this season’s Caf Champions League on Saturday.