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Rivers United coach reveals plans for Ifeanyi Anaemena, Theophilus Affelokhai

Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma has stated that the experiences of Ifeanyi Anaemena and Theophilus Affelokhai will aide their continental race.

Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma has stated that the experiences of Ifeanyi Anaemena and Theophilus Affelokhai will aide their continental race.

Stanley explained that the experience of newly-signed goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai and center-back Ifeanyi Anaemena will come in handy for his side when they compete on the continent next season.

The duo were part of the Enyimba side that reached the semi-finals of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup and also helped the People’s Elephant claim a record 8th NPFL title last year.

“Ifeanyi Anaemena and (Theophilus) Afelokhai are good players. Having followed them up in the league so far, they have a lot of experience,” Eguma noted. “They’ve been in the continent playing with Enyimba for some years now. And I think coming to Rivers United will be a big plus to the Rivers United team that is going to compete in the continent.

“And these players are very disciplined and very hard-working. Afelokhai was with me in the Under 23 national team some years back and I monitored his activities and performance, and I know that he is a very good goalkeeper. And that is one of the reasons why I went for him.

“Ifeanyi Anaemena too, right from the time he was playing for Giwa, I’ve also monitored him all through to Enyimba. I think he is a very good player with a lot of experience.

“I think this experience will help Rivers United team in the forth-coming continental competition.”

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