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Epic Battle as Rivers Attempt Easy Flow on Nasarawa





The resurgence of Rivers United in the domestic league begins on Sunday with a potentially epic battle with Nasarawa United at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.  Rivers United which returned bruised from last weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup tie with Club Africain in Tunisia need all the points at stake to level on points with the visiting Nasarawa United.
The Pride of Rivers have yet to hit expected heights in the Nigerian league this season but know that a handsome win over the Solid Miners who claimed bragging rights after a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture, will take them to the top half of the table.

Rivers United have dropped points in three home fixtures this season. These were the encounters with Lobi Stars, Kano Pillars and Plateau United.  But it is their form on the road that has left so much to be desired.

Technical manager, Azunda Stanley Eguma knows things must improve on all fronts if the home faithful are to be pacified.


“It’s unfortunate (we are not getting decent results away from home) and we want to apologize to the fans.

“We need to sit up, do our best and ensure that we win this game against Nasarawa United at home,” he told our official website,

Nasarawa United arrive in Port Harcourt in boisterous mood with several reinforcements brought in to add more firepower to the squad.

Ocheme Edoh and Sibi Gwar are just two of such personnel and head coach of the Lafia club, Kabiru Dogo believes the duo will add a different dimension to his squad in the final third.

“The two players are experienced strikers and we believe they will help us in the area of our goal scoring.


“The objective is to have a perfect team,” he said.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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