NPFL Preview: Rivers United, FCIU set for crunch clash - FCNaija

NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 03/03/2018

Winning three games on the spin is something Rivers United have not managed to do this season.

The ‘Pride of Rivers’ will accomplish that if they m

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anage to overcome FC Ifeanyiubah on Sunday in one of the standout fixtures of match day 11 of this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

United currently ride the crest of a wave after recording a 1-0 victory over Kwara United in Illorin on match day 10.

Technical manager of the Port Harcourt side, Stanley Eguma however insists that the result in Illorin will count for nothing if his side fails to follow it up with another win over the ‘Anambra Warriors’ on Sunday.

“We need to consolidate on the victory over Kwara United with (another) victory over FC Ifeanyiubah on Sunday,” Eguma told our official website,

“We have to work very hard and fashion out a strategy that will enable us get the three points at stake.

“It will be an extremely difficult match as FC Ifeanyiubah is always strong when they play in Port Harcourt,” Eguma said.

Last season’s clash between the two sides in Port Harcourt is already etched in Rivers United folklore.

With the scores locked at 1-1 and the game already deep into second half stoppage time, veteran, Efosa Egukun weaved his magic, leaving several markers in his wake before firing a rocket into the top corner from an acute angle with practically the game’s last kick.

The home faithful were duly thrown into fits of hysteria and that game is still talked about to this day.