Rivers United will face high-flying MFM FC in a rearranged fixture in Port Harcourt knowing that any result other than an outright win will set the cat amongst the Pigeons in their quest to leave the drop zone in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
United lost the reverse fixture 1-2 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on March 22 and will be keen to take their pound of flesh off the Lagos club.
Head coach of MFM FC, Fidelis Ilechukwu insists that United are favourites
for a win on Wednesday.
“We come to Port Harcourt for a very tough game against a side with continental experience,” he told our official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.
“It will be a game to be enjoyed (by the spectators) because the two sides play good football.
“MFM is a young team and we will be coming with the mind set
of learning from a side that is obviously more experienced than us,” he said.
MFM is a fluid and wonderfully-effective
side that can punish opposition sides in a heartbeat and that is largely responsible for them punching above their weight in the division this season.
United will have to produce one big effort to win at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium against opposition that will be looking to amass maximum point to close the gap on the leaders, Plateau United to just two points