Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma says his side are now focused on securing a place in the end-of-season Super 6 playoffs of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after their 1-0 win against Katsina United on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.
Ossy Martins converted a 10th-minute penalty to hand the ‘Pride of Rivers’ all 3 points in the rescheduled Match Day 3 NPFL encounter, with the hosts missing so many scoring chances that would have handed them a very comfortable win.
The win moved Rivers United to 3rd in Group A of the abridged league season with 13 points from 8 matches (with two games in hand), and Eguma wants his team to remain in the top three to guarantee a playoff spot at the end of the campaign.
“We had so many chances; about four chances in the first half and in the second half we had about three chances,” Eguma said after the win against Katsina United. “If we had converted them, it would have been an avalanche of goals today (Wednesday).
“But I thank God we were able to score one to secure the three maximum points. This is more important.
“I think we have to take it from here. We have to be playing above our capacity to ensure that we climb the log because the league is still open.
“Our target now is to make sure that we get to the last six (playoffs), from there we take it up.”
The top three teams in the Group A and B of the abridged NPFL season will advance to a playoff where the champions of the league will be decided.