CAF Confed Cup: Eguma Charges Team To Score Goals Against Club Africain

Rivers United manager, Stanley Eguma, has charged his team to score goals against Club Africain in today’s (Sunday) CAF Confederation Cup match.

Eguma also charged his players to stay focused and approach the fixture with total commitment.

The Port Harcourt based side will leapfrog the Tunisian club in the Group A with a win and the coach believes victory with a good goal margin will be awesome.

The match will be played by 4:00 pm at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Eguma Lauds Team’s Mental Strength

Rivers United Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma has praised his team’s mental strength, following their qualification for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Port Harcourt based Rivers United, held Rayon Sports to a goalless draw in the second leg in Rwanda to seal a 2-0 aggregate victory and afterwards, Eguma lauded his players for not panicking and sticking to the game plan despite being reduced to 10 men on 57 minutes.

Rivers, who are the only Nigerian team left on the continent, complete the lineup for the group phase of the Confed Cup ahead of the draw scheduled for Wednesday April 26 in Cairo, Egypt.

NPFL: Rivers United Vow To Fight For Title In Uyo

NPFL, Rivers United, Rangers, Rivers United, wikki tourists, NPFL, Abia WarriorsRivers United will be hoping for the impossible to happen in their last game of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

The Port Harcourt based team are vying for the title and will play Akwa United in Uyo on Sunday in what they have described as the most decisive game of their campaign.

Coach of the team, Stanley Eguma is indifferent about what will happen in Uyo because even if they win, Enugu Rangers need just a point in their game against El-Kanemi to emerge champions.

Eguma admits they no longer have their destiny in their hands but as professionals, they will play for a victory against Akwa United.

Meanwhile, Nigerian football fans are pleased with the organization of the 2015/2016 NPFL season.

In their opinion, the quality of play has improved with Enugu Rangers’ consistency and Rivers United taking the fight for the title to the last game.

The fans also want the government and private institutions to show more interest for the development of the league.

 

Reactions Trail NPFL Matchday 10 Results

NPFLWhile some coaches of various clubs in the NPFL are happy with their team, others have given reasons for their failure in the Matchday 10 fixtures.

Giwa FC Head Coach, Gbenga Ogunbote, says the determination of his players was the reason they beat the former NPFL champions, Kano Pillars.

The Jos Elephants defeated the Pyramid City side 2-0 at the Rwang Pam stadium in Plateau State.

Ogunbote said that the victory was a hard earned one as Kano Pillars were one of the toughest teams in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

In his reaction, Kano Pillars Coach, Mohammed Ganaru, raised issues about Giwa FC’s waterlogged pitch, which he said was responsible for the defeat his side suffered.kano-pillars

Goals from central forwards, David Sunday and Moses Opitoke, proved enough to hand Giwa FC their first ever victory against the Kano based club.

Kano Pillars are currently 9th on the NPFL table with 15 points from nine league games.

Akwa United Coach, Ere Dokubo, admitted that his boys lost several scoring chances, as the 2015 Federation Cup champions suffered another home defeat in the top flight division.

akwa unitedHowever, Coach Dokubo was confident that his side would bounce back from the defeats ahead of their next clash against Niger Tornadoes.

With the scores levelled at 1-1, Abia Warriors took advantage of a defensive error by the host to secure their victory.

Elsewhere, Rivers United technical adviser, Stanley Eguma, expressed relief to have picked another three points against El-Kanemi Warriors.

After being handed a three-game ultimatum, Eguma led his side to two successive wins in the 10 weeks old league.

The win has helped Rivers United progress to fifth on the NPFL table, as the El-Kanemi Warriors suffered their sixth defeat of the season.

Teams React To NPFL Matchday Nine Results

NPFL - Heartland FC - Giwa FC - Rivers United - Ikorodu UnitedRivers United coach, Stanley Eguma, is relieved with his side’s 3-2 victory against Ikorodu United at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Coach Eguma who was recently handed a three-match ultimatum said that he hopes the team would consolidate on the away victory.

Reacting to his team’s performance in the Day-9 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the technical adviser of Ikorodu United, Sam Okpodu, admitted that the team was struggling.

According to Okpodu, the players are still learning how to handle top flight football.

Elsewhere, Giwa FC head coach said that his team must learn how to pick away points if they must fight for continental tickets this season.

The Jos based team suffered their third defeat in eight games following a 2-0 loss to Heartland FC in Owerri.

Heartland assistant coach, Mangut Mabwas, commended his side for handling the pressure to ensure his side recorded their third win of the season.