The final of the Governor Wike Pre-season Championships was a pulsating affair that pitched host team Rivers United against co-finalist Bayelsa United in a contest that needed penalty shootouts to determine a winner.

Stanley Eguma will have a squad of players ready to fight for their places as they prepare to begin their CAF Confederation’s cup campaign.

With the acquisition of players like Theophilus Afelokhai, Ifeanyi Anaemena, Godwin Aguda and Destiny Ashadi the landscape of the Rivers United squad is very different compared to their last time out on the continent.

Rivers United captain, Festus Austin, in a chat with the club’s media team says the players know they must forget about their names, what they have all achieved in the past and play football.


“Rivers United this time is a strong side and what we need is just for us to forget our names and let’s play football. Let’s think of now and not what we have achieved in the past.”

“Being with this set of players, we are going to go a long way if we work so hard. I will play my role to see how I push everybody to work positively for the team”.

The club will travel to Equatorial Guinea to confront Futuro Kings FC in the CAF Confederation’s cup preliminary round 1st leg tie later this month.

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