Ebube Duru grab brace as Rivers United cruise past Wikki Tourist

Ebube Duru grab brace as Rivers United cruise past Wikki Tourist

Rivers United playmaker – Ebube Duru was the star of the week five NPFL encounter at Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt against Wikki Tourist of Bauchi.Ebube Duru grab brace as Rivers United cruise past Wikki Tourist

In the course of the match, Ebube Duru scored twice in the game, with his first coming from a 30 yard free kick and the second a penalty kick.

He found back of the net in the first and second half of the encounter respectively, giving the Pride of Rivers their third home victory of the 2022/2023 NPFL Season.

The only anxious moment for either team in the first eighteen (18) minutes of the game came from Ebube Duru’s free-kick that was taken a few meters outside of the center circle.

Wikki Tourist equalized in the fifth minute of the second half thanks to a roving Wikki Tourist attacker who headed home a floating corner kick while sandwiched by three Rivers United defenders.

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Unfortunately their celebration was shortlived as the referee called off the goal after the linesman claimed the Wikki Tourist man was offside in the run of play.

To the surprise of the opposing team, the center referee unexpectedly nullified the goal. Two Rivers United attackers missed another opportunity to increase the goal tally in the 28th minutes of the game.

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Ebube Duru, who spoke exclusively to Footballrover after the game, expressed happiness at scoring a second brace while wearing Rivers United gear.Ebube Duru grab brace as Rivers United cruise past Wikki Tourist

Duru stated that he was aiming to top the six goals he had scored for his former team, Lobi Stars of Makurdi.

The technical manager for Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, responded to the Wikki Tourist goal being disallowed by saying that the center referee has the authority to disallow any unwarranted goal scored by any club.

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He expressed joy that his group was able to secure another victory at home during the NPFL season of 2022–2023.

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Obum Akawor
A retired Senior Civil Servant and sports journalist. A Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration, FCAI.

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