Rayon Sports FC must eliminate Nigeria’s Rivers United in order to pocket huge sums of million francs in the second round of the CAF confederation Cup.
In order to receive the $275,000 (frw 226,798,512m francs) prize money for the competition, the Peace Cup winners must reach the group stages of the CAF Confederation stage.
However that will have to be decided when both sides meet again on April 22 at Amahoro stadium in Kigali.
The Nigerian side gained edge over the Rwandan side by moving closer when they pipped Rayon 2-0 in the first leg played on Sunday April 16, 2017 away at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Nigeria.
Goals either side of halftime from Emeka Atuloma (29th minute) and Guy Kuemian (51st min) put the Nigerian side in the better seat ahead of the return leg, implying, Rayon head coach Masudi and his side have a mountain to climb but given their home advantage anything is possible in game of football.
The decision to increase the Champions League prize money by CAF was revised last year thanks largely to the new sponsorship deal with Total.
The fourth and third team in a group pockets $275,000 (Frw 220 million), any team that reaches the quarterfinals will receive an extra $75,000 (francs 61,854,139 million). Semi-finalist pocket $450,000 (Frw 371 millions).
Losers in the finals ultimately receive $ 625,000 (frw 515,451,164 millions) and champions receive $1.25 million (frw1.030 billion).