After masterminding his side’s 2-0 win against MFM FC in Port Harcourt on Sunday, Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma says The Pride of Rivers can now challenge for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title this season.
Goals from forward Ossy Martins and midfielder Nelson Esor handed Eguma’s men an easy win over The Church Boys in a one-sided Match Day 12 encounter at the Yakubu Gowon stadium.
The result moved Rivers United up to third on the NPFL standings with 21 points from 12 matches, three points behind table-toppers Plateau United (24pts).
Expressing delight over the result, Eguma said the win will boost the confidence of his players to go all the way for the title.
“Well, it was a good game, I think the players did well,” Eguma said after the win against MFM. “We missed some scoring chances, but scoring two is not a bad game.
“We gave our best for this game and we got the result. It’s good for us, it is bringing back a lot of confidence into the team. The team can now contest for the title.”
In 2011, Eguma led Rivers United (then Dolphins) to their third league title and their last till date.
Last season, the club escaped the drop on the final day of the campaign after beating Bendel Insurance 1-0 in Port Harcourt