Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma has called on his players, management and technical crew to remain focused, as they chase a first league title in nine years.
Eguma’s men occupy second place in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign, which has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, with 45 points from 25 matches, four points behind leaders Plateau United.
The former Enyimba assistant coach guided Rivers United, then Dolphins, to their last NPFL title in 2011, and remains optimistic he can do it again this season provided all hands are on deck.
“We need to remain focused, it’s very important. It is not yet time for uhuru, it’s not yet time for celebration as I know,” the experienced gaffer told www.busybuddiesng.com. “I have a lot of experience in the league, and I believe that until it is over, it is not yet over.
“We cannot start celebrating now. All we need now is to put our acts together. The players need to remain focused, the management also need to brace up in making sure that the players are well-motivated and the technical crew needs to brace up, making sure that we fashion out technical and tactical formations that will carry the team up.
“We are not yet done now, second position is not first position. We need to go beyond other teams till the end of the league for us to be sure before celebration. We still have a lot of job to do now. And that’s why I am calling on all the players, my management and the technical crew to brace up.
“I think at the end of the day, we will surely get it right.”