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Akwa, Rivers United coaches react to Week 18 result

19 May 2016, 16:08

Port Harcourt - Coaches of Akwa United and Rivers United have reacted to the result of the Nigeria Premier League game that saw the home team win 1-0 in Port Harcourt.

Sportdaylive reports that Bernard Ovoke’s strike, in the fifth minute of the game, took a wicked deflection off Harrison Ibukun to hoodwink the Akwa United goal keeper, Bassey Akpan, scoring his fifth goal of the season.

“We were not able to (take) the chances that came our way but they were able to take that early chance that they had.” Said Akwa United coach Daboere Dokubo.

Also read: Rivers United coach eyes Pillars victory

For Rivers United’s Stanley Eguma, he said “we lost a lot of balls in midfield today and that allowed our opponents to put us under a lot pressure.

“The reason for this was that our players still have not recovered from the exertions of our previous game against Abia Warriors (in Umuahia on Sunday) which a very difficult game.

News24 reports that the win lifts Rivers United up to second on the NPFL standings with 31 points from 18 matches while Akwa drop to seventh with 27 points from 18 matches.

Read more at Sportdaylive.

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