Enugu - Technical manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma
says there will be no talk of revenge when his charges face Enugu Rangers in
their opening game of the annual pre-season tournament of the Nigeria
Professional Football League (NPFL), the Super 4.
The Flying Antelopes go toe to toe with the Pride of Rivers
from 6:45pm on Wednesday, December 7 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu in
the stand out fixture of match day one.
Rangers trounced Rivers United 4-0 the last time the two
sides met at ‘the Cathedral’ on September 4, but Eguma says revenge will be the
last thing on his mind on Wednesday night.
“The main thing about this tournament is to ascertain the
level of preparedness of players in the squad.
“The team that Rangers beat 4-0 is quite different from our
“There are some new players in the team now, the tactics are
different and the general orientation is completely different.
“The outcome of the game is really unimportant as our main
focus is to see if the new players are responding to our philosophy.
“We also want to know if we have reached the standard
required to give Nigeria creditable representation in next year’s Caf Champions
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“We are not going for revenge against Rangers because we
know that the amount of stiff competition we will face in the new season will
not come from Rangers alone.
“So we have to look beyond Rangers,” he said.
Rivers United and Enugu Rangers will represent Nigeria in
the 2017 Caf Champions League.
that Rivers United have done the third phase of their pre-season exercise ahead
of the commencement of the 2016/17 football season.
On Sunday, November 20, United kicked off her second phase
of pre-season in Abuja with priority on physical work with technical manager,
Stanley Eguma gradually introducing his philosophy to the new arrivals For
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