Port Harcourt – Coaches of Rivers United and Sunshine Stars
have reacted to the barren draw played in a MatchDay 8 of the Nigeria Premier
League in Port Harcourt.
The big news before kickoff, was the omission from the match
day squad of Obomate Frederick from the Rivers United with Bernard Ovoke
starting in his place.
In the absence of the midfielder, the hosts struggled to
control the game and boss possession with deadly efficiency as has been the
case in recent matches.
Striker, Guy Kuemian missed a sitter from two yards in the
first half when it appeared easier to score and Chigozie Ihunda also came close
with a half volley as well as United looked to put the game to bed early on.
It was however the visitors that created the best chances in
The Sunshine Stars coach, Solomon Ogbeide was pleased with
the point in the end.
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“We had our plan and it worked for us. We wanted to play on
“On two occasions, we had one-on-one opportunities with just
the (Rivers United goal keeper) to beat but we did not take them,” he told
Rivers United Media.
Eguma on his part said his charges have yet to fuse into a
“We have not really started playing as a cohesive unit but
we are one of the best-playing teams in the league at this moment.
“I believe we will get it right in the shortest possible
time,” he said.
Rivers United are now in 11th place on the NPFL standings
with 10 points from eight matches while Sunshine Stars remain one place from
bottom in the 20-team log with three points from six matches.
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