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Super 4: Eguma upbeat ahead of FC IfeanyiUbah test

09 December 2016, 10:16

Enugu - Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma is upbeat about his side’s chances of recording a win over FC IfeanyiUbah in their second game of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super 4 tournament in Enugu.

United lost 0-2 to NPFL champions, Enugu Rangers in their opening game on Wednesday with Chisom Egbuchulam scoring twice at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

Eguma says he has taken stock after the defeat to the Flying Antelopes and is tipping his charges to come up with a positive performance against the Anambra Warriors on Friday.

“The game against (FCIU) is a big game just as all the games in this Super 4 are all big matches.

“We are going to prepare well. We are going to strategize, work and see that we come out better against FCIU,” Eguma said.

The defeat to Rangers represented United’s first reverse in 11 pre-season matches.

Eguma said the loss denotes positive connotations in the long term as he muses over optimum tactics and choice of personnel.

The experienced gaffer reasoned that ‘it is better to lose matches and make mistakes now but play well and win’ when competitive matches come round.

Also read: Eguma says Rangers game not about revenge

“We try to win every game we play but the truth is that we are here in Enugu to continue our preparations for the new season.

“We have so many new players and we are still trying to integrate everyone into our system.

“It is better to lose matches and make mistakes now but play well and win in the League, Federation Cup and Caf Champions League,” he opined.

Rivers United finished in second place in last season’s NPFL and reached the last eight of the 2016 Federation Cup.

They, alongside Enugu Rangers will represent Nigeria in Africa’s premier club competition – the Caf Champions League – in 2017.

News24 reported that devastating displays of top level attacking football, which produced eight goals on the final day, propelled Rivers United to the title at the just-concluded 2016 annual Shehu Dikko pre-season tournament in Kaduna.

The ‘Pride of Rivers’ beat Mutunchi Academy 3-2 and also overpowered Nasara FC 5-1 on the final day of the competition to emerge champions with 14 points from six matches.

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