Ahead of Akwa United vs Rivers United clash, the coach of the Pride of Rivers, Stanley Eguma, has declared that his team intends to start the second round of the NPFL well and with a solid result in Uyo.
On March 20, the Wike Boys won the reverse fixture 4-1 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Rivers State.
If the Stanley Eguma team defeats the Promise Keepers on Saturday, they would have a chance to extend their lead atop the NPFL rankings.
The ‘Pride of Rivers’, on the other hand, know they’ll be up against a team desperate to turn around their league fortunes after picking up just one point in their last three games.
United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma, expects a tough match, but is confident that his club won’t be heading back to Port Harcourt empty-handed.
“The game against Akwa United is a big game and we intend to start the second round well; with a good result in Uyo. We expect a difficult game and we have to work very hard if we must achieve our desired result,” Eguma said.
We’re in for a treat if Saturday’s game generates half as much enthusiasm as the reverse tie in Port Harcourt last month.
Form guide (Last 6 matches)
Akwa United (LLDWLW)-6th (27 pts)
Akwa United 1-4 Rivers United (A)
Akwa United 0-3 Rangers Int (H) Akwa United 0-0 Abia Warriors (A)
Akwa United 2-0 Wikki Tourist (H)
Akwa United 0-3 Plateau United (A)
Akwa United 3-2 Dakada FC (H)
Rivers United (WDWWWW)-1st (42 pts)
Rivers United 4-1 Akwa United (H)
Rivers United 0-0 Gombe United (A)
Rivers United 2-0 Shooting Stars (H)
Rivers United 1-0 Kano Pillars (A)
Rivers United 2-1 Nasarawa United (H)
Rivers United has won eight of the seventeen meetings between the two teams, while Akwa United has won six. Three matches have ended in a draw.
Akwa United vs Rivers United
Time: 4pm (NIG)
Venue: Godwill Akpabio Stadium
Date: 4 Saturday, 2nd April 2022
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