Rivers United will face ABS FC in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game on Thursday in Port Harcourt.

United have performed poorly this season and need a win against the newly-promoted side to climb out of the bottom.

ABS FC come into the game on the back of a 0-2 defeat to Abia Warriors in Umuahia last Sunday.

Technical adviser of ABS, Henry Makinwa knows there is a need to produce a positive response.

“My expectations are that we are going to win; we want to win.

“Our ambition is to win all games if it’s possible.

“Thursday is one of the games and we are going to give our best to win the game,” he told the club’s official website.

United are also desperate for victory and technical manager, Stanley Eguma is eager to see his side return to winning ways.

“We are really preparing for the game (against ABS because) at this stage we need good results.

“We need to win, especially at home; our position on the log is low and we really need to get these three points to start moving up.

“I know ABS is a very strong, young and energetic team; they have a lot of youthful players and can cause an upset on Thursday.

“We have to work very hard and not take them for granted.

“We have to work hard, put our acts together and secure all three points against ABS; that’s our mission now,” Eguma said.


Game: Rivers United FC versus ABS FC

Competition: Nigeria Professional Football League (match day nine; rescheduled)

Current positions on the log: Rivers United FC (19th); ABS FC (13th)

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2017    

Venue: Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt  

Time: 4pm       

Form guide (last five NPFL matches) 


ABS FC 0-3 Remo Stars (A)

ABS FC 1-1 Enyimba International (H)

ABS FC 1-4 Plateau United (A)

ABS FC 1-1 Gombe United (H)

ABS FC 0-2 Abia Warriors (A)

Rivers United FC (LLLWD)    

Rivers United 1-0 Enugu Rangers (H)     

Rivers United 1-2 MFM FC (A)   

Rivers United 0-1 Enyimba (A)  

Rivers United 0-0 Plateau United (H)  

Rivers United 0-1 Gombe United (A)