With the Nigeria Professional League on the home stretch, the League Management Committee (LMC) has released the statistics of the season.
There are three more match days to go, but Rivers United are already champions-elect awaiting their official coronation.
With 54 goals, Rivers United also emerge as the best attacking team this season. The club has also produced the most potent strikers – Chijoke Akuneto (16 goals) and Ishaq Rafiu (14 goals).
In the 35 matchdays so far, Rivers United led 26 times.
It is their first title as United, even though as separate clubs, honours have been won by one of the two clubs that were merged to form the Rivers United.
First, Eagle Cement won the Nigerian title in 1997. The club changed name to Dolphins and won again in 2004 and 2011.
As at match day 35 – Total number of matches Played: 350
Total No of Matches Won: 273
Total No of Matches Won at Home: 247
Total No of Matches Won Away: 26
Total No of Matches Drawn: 77 draws
Total No of Goals Scored: 707
Average Goals/Match: 2
Total No of Goals Scored at Home: 522
Total No of Goals Scored at Away: 185
Total No of Penalties Awarded: 86
Total No of Penalties Scored: 65
Total No of Penalties not Scored: 21
Total No of Own Goals: 11
Total No of Yellow Cards: 1305
Total No of Red Cards: 44
TOP GOAL SCORERS
- Chijioke Akuneto -Rivers United – 16 goals
- Victor Mbaoma -Enyimba Int’l – 15 Goals
- Yusuf Abdullazeez -Gombe United – 14 Goals
- Ishaq Rafiu -Rivers United – 14 goals
Best Attacking Team: Rivers United- 54 goals
- Team with Worst Defense: Dakkada- 49 goals
Highest MatchDays Leaders: Rivers United -26 times out of 35