Port Harcourt - Three foreign stars at Rivers United,
Godbless Asamoah, Wilson Andoh and Guy Kuemian have expressed hope that the
club claims at least a Caf Champions League ticket at the end of the current
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
United will be guaranteed a place in Africa’s elite club
competition next year if they finish in the top two place in this season’s NPFL
and they still retain a mathematical chance of winning the title at the end of
the current campaign.
The Port Harcourt club currently trail the leaders, Enugu
Rangers by three points and will be guaranteed, at least a second place finish
in the league, if they win their final league game of the season, away to Akwa
Asamoah was the first to speak and he explained that winning
the crucial game against the ‘Promise Keepers’ is vital if his side wants to
end the season on a high.
“Since we drew that last (NPFL game at home to Abia Warriors
last Sunday), the mind set amongst the players is to go to Uyo and win against
“That will make the fans and us, players happy so we will do
our best to win that last game.
“We are working hard to achieve that,” the Ghanaian striker
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Asamoah’s compatriot, Andoh also echoed the sentiments of
his teammate, stating that a win in Uyo is non-negotiable.
“We need to win against Akwa United and we have our destiny
in our hands.
“Drawing against Abia Warriors was not good for us as we
felt we would get the win and consolidate our position on the log,” he said.
The final salvo was fired by Ivoirian marksman, Kuemian who
spoke about his desire to help ‘the Pride of Rivers’ secure Caf Champions
League football this season.
“The match against Akwa United is important for us
especially as we want Caf Champions League football in Port Harcourt next
“We are preparing very hard for the game on Sunday so we can
get the win,” he said.
Rivers United is currently in second place on the NPFL
standings with 57 points from 35 matches.
that Rivers United captain Festus Austin insists his side will give their all
in their final Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Akwa
United on Sunday.For
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