NPFL: We Respect Rivers United - Fatai Amoo
Ahead of their weekend clash in the Nigeria Professional Football league, Head coach of Shooting Stars FC, Fatai Amoo says he does not expect any display of complacency from the hosts.
Rivers United are going into the game against Shooting Stars in good form after securing a win against KCCA of Uganda.
“I don’t think they (Rivers United) will be distracted, as a result of their participation in the Caf Confederation Cup,” Amoo told Rivers United FC official website.
“You don’t just stumble on (qualification to play) on the continent.
“There were four Nigerian clubs on the continent but today, only Rivers United is left so it means they have all it takes (to play at that level).
“It is an advantage for them but it will also motivate us.
“We respect them,” he said.
Lukman Mohammed scored for Rivers United in the reverse fixture at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan just over four months ago and he also spoke to us ahead of Saturday’s contest.
“The fans cannot write the team off for now; we ask for their support as it is still possible for us to have a good season,” he said on fans’ discontent over United’s underwhelming displays in the NPFL this term.
Saturday’s match will be a compelling one, with both sides desperate for points that will guarantee gradual and steady progress, towards the top half of the table.