Battle in the Mud: Rivers United versus Remo Stars
BY SAMMY WEJINYA
It could be a battle of titanic proportion as two teams in relegation waters clash. Remo Stars are bottom placed while Rivers United are 17th on the log. There will be a desperate scramble for points in Port Harcourt this Wednesday as both clash in a rescheduled match day 14 fixture of the Nigerian league.
Remo Stars will be keen to avoid defeat against a highly-rated Rivers United side that have yet to hit the heights domestically.
Rivers United have never lost a competitive game at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt and Remo Stars will need to produce probably their biggest performance of the season to become the first side to win at the fortress.
Head coach of Remo Stars, Fatai Osho expects a difficult game against the ‘Pride of Rivers’. He infers that the standard of football on display will be high as according to him, the respective positions of the two sides on the NPFL log does not necessarily do justice to the personnel at their disposal.
“It is going to be a very difficult game. We know that Rivers United is a traditional side in the league.
“I don’t think they belong to the position they occupy in the league presently.
“They are a far better side than what the table reflects at the moment and it is the same thing with Remo Stars; we are a very good side.
“The only way we can rectify that is to start picking up points and that is what we want to do from Wednesday in Port Harcourt,” he told our website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.
Rivers United come into the fixture in fine home from having won their last five games in all competitions in Port Harcourt.
“It is unfortunate (that we lost our last two away games) and we apologize to our fans. Now we need to do our best, sit up and try to best to win our next game at home (against Remo Stars),” he said.