Rivers United football club management congratulated the twin club Rivers Angels FC for their recent Super 4 victory. This is reflected in a statement signed at Port Harcourt on Tuesday by Rivers United media chief Sammy Wejinya.
According to the statement, the Jewels of the Rivers on November 3 would have defeated Confluence Queens of Lokoja, 1-0, in the decisive match at Agege Stadium in Lagos. Chief Okey Kpalukwu, executive director of Rivers United FC, also congratulated the Angels for taking pride in the state for their achievements against the competition.
“This achievement deserves to be praised because they have made the state of their success proud. We urge the angels not to rest on their laurels, but to continue firing to make the inhabitants of Rivers smile,” the statement said.
Kano Pillars football club made a goalless draw on Sunday when visiting Rivers United in their opening match of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2019/2020 game. The Nigeria News Agency reported that the match was held on camera at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
The match was one of three on-camera games to punish the invasion of Kano Pillars in the field at the Super Six meeting with Enugu Rangers in Lagos. NAN reports that the party has witnessed full compliance with the sanction.
Journalists and party officials were duly controlled by security guards before going to the stadium. The pillars, which dominated throughout the game, did not have the advantage over the last third.
Nyima Nwagua and Auwalu Ali added their names to the list of players who lost goal opportunities when they hit their shots over the crossbar in the seventh and fifteenth minutes of the match. Rivers United’s back stubbornly defended the local team’s effort to score in the second half of the game.
In a post-match interview, Pillar coach Ibrahim Musa said he would work to finish the team as he had wasted many opportunities to score goals. However, he congratulated his players for their fighting spirit. Stanley Eguma, the manager of Rivers United, said the two teams played well.
Eguma, who said his team was able to win the league this season, added that the team would return home and prepare to face Owerri Heartland FC in their next game. “We will prepare for our next-door neighbors because I know the game will be difficult,” said Eguma. Fans, claim your bonus at NetBet now.
Besides, the management of Rivers United Football Club has suspended offensive midfielder Kehinde Adedipe for an indefinite period. Adedipe’s suspension was contained in a statement issued by the club’s media chief, Sammy Wejinya, in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the player’s suspension is due to his absence without official permission. Rivers United FC chief executive Okey Kpalukwu said the club’s position regarding zero tolerance for undisciplined behavior was that the club was trying to achieve its goals, according to the statement.
Rivers United took the lead in the seventh minute with Kehinde Adedipe, while Bright Onyedikachi increased the score to 2-0 in the 54th minute. Ossy Martins sealed Rivers United’s victory in the 74th minute of the match at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
The Port Harcourt team may have even increased the score, but lost many opportunities as goalkeeper Ojounleke made exceptional saves to keep the score respectable. After the game, Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma said the two teams had played to his satisfaction.
“Although we won with three goals, Akwa United remains a threat at all times.” It’s just that our tactics worked for us, “he said. He said that the competition in the league was too tight and that the best clubs were now tired and paying a lot for this competition in the Aiteo Cup competition.
“I can say that Akwa United lost 0-3 due to fatigue. However, it is also true that all teams have registered up to 35 players and have many players to choose from,” said the coach. However, Eguma expressed satisfaction that his team had started scoring goals after scoring seven goals in two games in recent days.
“We won our game in the round of 64 4-0 and today we won 3-0. Our strikers began to do what was necessary. “I pray that this will continue so that we can get something positive out of this competition,” he said.