Port Harcourt - Rivers United will arrive in Kaduna on
Tuesday, November 29, to compete in the 2016 Shehu Dikko Annual Football
The tournament which runs from November 30-December 5 will
constitute the third phase of pre-season preparations for the ‘Pride of
Wikki Tourists FC, FC IfeanyiUbah, Niger Tornadoes and
Katsina United are four other Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs
the organizers have invited to take part to in the pre-season tournament in
Meanwhile, Rivers United won its fourth consecutive
pre-season tune up game in Abuja on Sunday, overpowering Adala Football Academy
3-0 at the Goal Project.
United took the lead on the quarter hour when Nzube
Anaezemba robbed a defender of the ball at the edge of box and teed up Guy
Kuemian Venance who unleashed a powerful finish into the bottom corner.
Veteran, Efosa Eguakun scored the goal of the game in the
70th minute when he effortlessly controlled Ifeanyi Nweke’s brilliant pass
before rifling into the top corner to double United’s lead.
Also read: Rivers United line up tune up matches
Twelve minutes from time, Emeka Ogbugh applied the coup the
grace with a simple finish following exhilarating work by Daniel Israel and
Bolaji Sakin down the left.
Technical manager of United, Stanley Eguma was impressed
with the work-out and explained that his charges are proceeding on the right
“We are still building and trying to set up the shape of the
“Winning the game was also good for the psychology of the
“We will continue to play more pre-season games in order to
expose and build our players.
“Building confidence and improving the squad as a unit are
important objectives in these pre-season games,” Eguma told explained in a chat
with the club’s official website.
The win over Adala Football Academy represents the last
tune-up game the Port Harcourt club will prosecute in Abuja as they now proceed
to Kaduna on Tuesday for the third phase of their pre-season exertions.
For the latest on
national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and
like our Facebook page.
- News24 Nigeria