Port Harcourt - Rivers United captain, Festus Austin has
called on players of the club not to let their heads drop following their 2-0
loss to FC IfeanyiUbah in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on
Goals from Wasiu Jimoh and Ismaila Gata gave the ‘Anambra
Warriors’ the win which represented the first time United would lose a game by
more than a goal margin in all competitions this term.
Austin is however eager to see his charges lift themselves up
from the demoralizing reverse and focus on upcoming games this season.
“The way we lost made us angry but it is a good reaction
because it will spur us to perform better in subsequent games.
“We did not take our chances in the game (against FCIU) and
that is why we lost.
“It is football though. You win some and lose some and we
will try to bounce back from this,” he said.
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Two players, Aremu Afeez and Bright Babatunde made their
debuts for United in the loss to FCIU but Austin does not believe the team
chemistry was affected by the new additions.
“Our usual fluidity was not affected by the addition of the
two new players.
“I am happy that we have very disciplined players who are
willing to work.
“Our objectives remain clear and we will continue to work
“What happened on Sunday was just one bad result and we will
put it behind us and focus on the games we will play in the coming days,” he
News24 reported that Rivers United player Bernard Ovoke had
called for calm as the club aim to make their fans happy at the end of the
Rivers United currently sit in second place on the NPFL
standings with 38 points 22 matches.For
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