Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Rivers United coach wants 3SC scalp in Fed Cup

12 July 2016, 12:58

Port Harcourt - Technical manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma insists there will be no margin for error on Wednesday when the club faces Shooting Stars Sports Club, (3SC) in the round of 16 in Nigeria’s oldest football competition-the Federation Cup.

United and S3C go toe to toe at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna in the stand out tie of the round as the two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs go in search of a quarter final ticket.

Eguma says he is looking forward to the game and predicts that concentration amongst his players will be at a very high level.

“It is another big game (for us because) Shooting Stars is another big name in Nigerian football.

“We cannot underestimate their strengths. They may not be in a very good position in the NPFL but the Federation Cup is a different ball game entirely.

“That is the reason why we have to be very well prepared and work above our capacity so that victory and nothing else comes our way,” he said in a statement.

Also read: Rivers United to battle 3SC in Fed Cup Round of 16

Eguma also took the time to discuss the choice of Kaduna as venue of the game explaining that his players may have some adapting to do playing up north.

“It will not be easy playing in (an unfamiliar terrain-Kaduna).

“We have to quickly adapt to the weather conditions up north but I hope we will be ready for it.

“In the Federation Cup, you cannot make a mistake.

“We must overcome this latest hurdle if we are to achieve our ambition of winning the trophy this year,” he said.

Rivers United defeated Papilo FC 4-3 in Uyo in the round of 64 of the Federation Cup before putting paid to the ambitions of Nigeria National League (NNL) club, Kaduna United in Makurdi in the round of 32 with a 4-0 hiding, according to News24.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- News24 Nigeria


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...