NPFL: Eguma Celebrates Slim Derby Win
Technical manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma is quite delighted that his team were able to get all the points at stake in the first ‘Rivers Derby’ of the season.
Ochowechi ‘Oche’ Salefu dispatched a late penalty to hand Rivers United FC victory against Go Round FC in the NPFL match day seven game played on Sunday.
United won 1-0 in what could best be described as a drab derby clash.
The ‘Pride of Rivers’ United never really got off first gear for the entirety of the game against a Go Round side that appeared happy to play for a draw.
The ‘Lions’ from Omoku were happy to sit back for most parts and try to catch the hosts’ underbelly on the break.
Goal opportunities were few and far between until Salefu netted from the penalty spot.
Eguma spoke to the official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng after the game.
“It was important to amass maximum points but we couldn’t play compact and cohesive football as we planned in the first half.
“We improved in the second half and I think we are still on course,” Eguma said.
Rivers United have now amassed ten points from their opening seven games in the season and occupy 10th spot.
On their part, Go Round FC are in the relegation zone as they have amassed seven points from seven matches.
United will next travel to Damaturu to face Yobe Desert Stars as the NPFL enters match day eight.
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