Rivers United will be aiming to take another step closer to the Nigeria Professional Football League title when they lock horns with Kwara United this weekend.
The Pride of Rivers travel to the Kwara Stadium Complex to take on the Afonja Warriors on Sunday May 1 as the Nigeria Professional Football League enters matchday 26 this weekend.
Stanley Eguma tutored side’s sensational 12-game unbeaten streak came to an end on matchday 24 at the hands of Sunshine Stars. But they bounced back to winning ways immediately and in style, beating Niger Tornadoes 3-0 earlier this week to open up a four-point lead at the top.
Rivers United’s record against Kwara United in recent times has been impressive. No question about it. The “Afonja Warriors” suffered one of their biggest defeat in the NPFL so far this season in the reverse fixture against Rivers United on January 16, 2022 as goals from Nyima Nwagua, Ishaq Rafiu Kayode and Ebube Duru secured a comfortable 3-0 win for the “Pride of Rivers” in front of their fans at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
Joseph Onoja’s goal secured a 1-1 draw the last time Rivers United visited Ilorin in an NPFL tie on May 26, 2021 setting a record of having not lost a League game in Ilorin against Kwara United in the last 8 years. The record books have also revealed that both teams have met 18 times: Rivers United point of view is P18, D7, L3, W8.
Rivers United Technical Adviser Stanley Eguma previews his side’s NPFL clash with Kwara United.
Hear him:”We are ready and optimistic that we will go to Ilorin and get a decent result. Ilorin is another distance journey, our only worry will be the fatigue that will result from the stress of that journey but i am very hopeful that we can get a good result.”