Rivers United Set to Extend Dominance Over Niger Tornadoes in NPFL Matchday Two Encounter

Rivers United Set to Extend Dominance Over Niger Tornadoes in NPFL Matchday Two Encounter

Former NPFL champions, Rivers United, are all set for their first showdown of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season with a clash against Niger Tornadoes.Rivers United Set to Extend Dominance Over Niger Tornadoes in NPFL Matchday Two Encounter

The Pride of Rivers were notably absent from the season opener, owing to their commitment in the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation’s Cup game against Etoile Filante de Quagadougou.

Their focus now shifts to an away clash against Niger Tornadoes FC, which is scheduled to take place in Kaduna.

This Sunday afternoon clash promises to be a thrilling encounter and a significant test for both teams.

It’s worth noting that the Ikon Allah Boys have struggled against the Port Harcourt-based outfit in recent meetings.

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The Pride of Rivers have asserted their dominance in their last five encounters, winning three and settling for two draws.

Their most recent face-off in the NPFL ended in a goalless draw at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on April 9, 2023.

Niger Tornadoes vs Rivers United: Last 5 Meetings in NPFL

7th April 2019
Rivers United 1-0 Niger Tornadoes

8th January 2022
Niger Tornadoes 0-0 Rivers United

25th April 2022
Rivers United 3-0 Niger Tornadoes

24th January 2023
Rivers United 2-1 Niger Tornadoes

However, the Minna-based side, under the guidance of Coach Hamza Abdulazeez Abarah, is no pushover in this upcoming fixture.

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Last season, Niger Tornadoes fought hard to secure a Super 6 playoff ticket, narrowly missing out on a championship playoff spot by just four points.

They are determined to improve this time around, despite a less-than-ideal start to the season with a narrow 0-1 loss to Abia Warriors in Umuahia, placing them in the 18th position on the NPFL table.

With the matchday two clash scheduled at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, both teams have their sights set on redemption.

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The home side is eager to bounce back from their season opener setback, while Rivers United aims to kick off their campaign on solid ground.

The stage is now set for a thrilling encounter that promises excitement for both home and away fans.

Stay tuned for this NPFL showdown as both teams vie for early-season supremacy in what is expected to be a pulsating fixture!

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