Rivers United boss Stanley Eguma is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite his team’s perfect start to the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
The Port Harcourt side beat previously unbeaten Kwara United 3-0 on Sunday to maintain their hold at the top of the table.
Sunday’s win was a third on the bounce in the league for Rivers United, adding to wins against Rangers and away at Abia Warriors.
It win also was their fifth of the season in all competitions and their lone loss this campaign has come at Futuro Kings in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Despite his team’s impressive showing on the domestic front, Eguma who led Rivers United (then Dolphins FC) to the title in 2011 has dismissed any early chatter of a potential title challenge, saying it’s too early to get carried away and just wants his side to keep building momentum.
The former Enyimba assistant manager was, however, full of praise for his players efforts against Kwara United who won at Plateau United on Matchday 1.
“I commend my players, I thank God Almighty too for a very good game and a victory in this game. I think we prepared well for this game because Kwara United having won their first game again Plateau United, they came with a lot of optimism, a lot of confidence so we didn’t relent. We had to work very hard so that we won’t be taken unawares,” he said.
“Today I thank my players for leaving up to expectation by scoring three goals. I think the league is still at its early stage. It is not yet time for celebration. We keep working very hard because we know that there are so many other teams that are very strong in the league. We will take them one after the other until we get to the promised land.”
Rivers United are next in action on Wednesday when they travel to Wikki Tourists.