Rivers United midfielder Joseph Onoja expresses disappointment over his team’s inability to defend their Nigeria Premier League title. The Pride of Rivers finished in third place, losing the title to Enyimba. On Sunday night, Stanley Eguma’s side played against the People’s Elephant but were held to a 1-1 draw. Enyimba secured their record ninth league title, while Rivers United missed out on defending their title.
Ekene Awazie scored the first goal of the game for Enyimba in the 39th minute, and Nyima Nwagua equalised for Rivers United in the 48th minute. Despite their efforts, Rivers United could not find a way to score again and clinch the title.
Onoja expressed his disappointment on Twitter, stating that his team did not lose the game but fell to the rules. He urged his team to dust off and get ready for the glory ahead.
Rivers United had a fantastic season, winning 17 games, drawing 13, and losing six. They scored 55 goals and conceded 33, finishing with 64 points. However, their inability to defend their title has left them with a bittersweet taste in their mouths.
Enyimba, on the other hand, had a superb season, winning 20 games, drawing nine, and losing seven. They scored 54 goals and conceded 29, finishing with 69 points. Their consistency throughout the season paid off, and they were rightfully crowned champions.
The Nigeria Premier League playoffs have showcased some fantastic football, and fans are already looking forward to next season. With the level of competition increasing each year, teams will need to step up their game to compete at the highest level.
- In conclusion, Joseph Onoja’s disappointment over Rivers United’s inability to defend their title highlights the competitive nature of the Nigeria Premier League. Enyimba’s consistency throughout the season paid off, and they were crowned champions. Fans can’t wait to see what next season will bring.