Abd’Allah-led Wikki spoil the party for Rivers United

By Jane Frances Nweze



Onyedikachi Bright, N’Goan Konan, Cletus Emotan and Stephen Gopey looked dangerous all through the 90 minutes, creating over ten chances between themselves but failed to convert any.
Wikki Tourist had a hero on the day in Ibrahim Pius who equally became the fans favourite, making over seven impressive saves to ensure his team got their second goalless draw away.
Rivers United showed early signs of intent when Onyedikachi in the 9th minute, entertained the home fans with his dribbling skill, taking out the duo of Peter Ambrose and Hassan Abubakar before setting up Cletus Emotan who shot wide.
Five minutes later, Wikki returned the favor when Promise Damala out ran his markers and was going at goal but was stopped by Akande Abiodun’s timely interception.
Second half began with Rivers United still in control of play but Wikki were more determined to stop them from scoring with Pius doing most of the job by saving some of the attempts.
It wasn’t the result Rivers United Coach Stanley Eguma hoped for but he would maintain that his team played well and were undone by missed chances.
“We actually prepared to win this match. We did all we could from the first half. We were on attack all through and all the chances we got we couldn’t convert them.
“But you know it’s football. I think my players tried even though we didn’t get the result we wanted”, Eguma told www.npfl.ng
An obviously pleased Wikki Tourists’ Abd’Allah said his major target is to stabilize the team.
“As we know, this year is all about reviving and stabilizing the team. You can see it’s still the old players and in about 3 matches we got 5 points. So I am happy with the result it is not bad.
“When we add these points it can lift the team and after a while when the team stabilizes, we can set a goal for the team”, Abd’,Allah told Journalists.
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