Port Harcourt - Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma has said
his side’s 2-0 win over Plateau United was because they were better than their
Goals in either side of half time by Bernard Ovoke and
Daniel Israel gave Rivers United a 2-0 victory over Plateau United on match day
33 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Ovoke converted a penalty in the 31st minute after Salomon
Junior handled Guy Kuemian’s goal-bound effort in the 25th minute of the game
played on Sunday.
Substitute, Daniel Israel completed the scoring for the
hosts at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt in the 84th minute to seal
maximum points for the ‘Pride of Rivers’.
Afterwards, the Plateau United head coach, Zachary Baraje
said he was satisfied with the result.
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“Fantastic. It was a good game. The result stands no matter
what I say and I take it. The result is okay,” Baraje said.
The Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma also
spoke after the game.
“I believe that the league is not over. If we keep working
hard, we will maintain our position at the top till the end of the season.
“For today, it was a hard fought victory but my players did
well under the circumstance.
“One side had to win and we were the better side,” he said.
Rivers United is now in second place on the NPFL standings
with 53 points from 32 matches.
that Coach of Shooting Stars Sports Club Gbenga Ogunbote admitted that Rivers
United showed more maturity than his side in the Federation Cup Round of 16
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