The Pride of Rivers are now in first place, 7 points ahead of Plateau United in second, and Abia Warriors are in 12th place, two points clear of the relegation zone with six games remaining.
On Thursday, June 9th, Rivers United moved to the final of the 2022 Rivers State AITEO Cup with a 1-0 win over Khana FC in the second semifinal at the Sharks Stadium, with Nyima Nwagua scoring an exquisite header from a well-taken cross from Ebube Duru.
When the Pride of Rivers play Police Crime Bursters FC in the final match on Wednesday, they will be seeking to complete the job.
Coach Stanley Eguma’s team is now 7 points clear of Plateau United at the top of the NPFL log, and they will be looking to bounce back from a 0-1 loss to Wikki Tourist in Bauchi on matchday 32, which left them at 67 points for the season.
Rivers United has the best scoring record in the NPFL this season (51 goals), as well as the best defensive record (just 18 goals conceded in 32 games).
The Stanley Eguma team has the second best home record in the NPFL this season, with 43 points from 15 games, but they have only three points from their past three league games at home against Abia Warriors, and the two sides drew 1-1 earlier this season.
Meanwhile, Abia Warriors are coming off a 2-1 loss to Dakkada FC in Uyo on Wednesday, with Godwin Obaje’s 16th-minute penalty kick not enough to rescue even a point.
Coach Imama Amakapabor’s team has lost 13 times on the road this season, drawn twice and winning just once, for a total of 39 points from 32 games, putting them in 12th place in the table, two points above the relegation zone with six games remaining.
Form Guide (last 6 NPFL matches)
Rivers United form: L W W W L W
Abia Warriors form: L W L L W W
Rivers United and Abia Warriors have met 14 times in their history.
Rivers United FC has won three games thus far.
The Abia Warriors have won five games and drawn six others.
On Sunday, June 12th, 2022, Rivers United will face Abia Warriors at 4 p.m.
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