Rivers United GM Optimistic About Retaining League Title
Rivers United General Manager, Okechukwu Kpalukwu, has expressed confidence that the club will retain their league title at the ongoing NPL Super Six playoffs. The NPL champions gave their chance of retaining the title a big boost after defeating Bendel Insurance 2-1 on match-day four of the playoffs.
Rivers United became the first team to inflict defeat on Bendel Insurance. Morice Chukwu and Joseph Onoja scored for Rivers while Divine Nwachukwu got the only goal for Bendel Insurance.
Reacting to the win, Kpalukwu, quoted on Rivers United’s Twitter handle, assured former Commissioner for Sports in Rivers State, Barr. Chris Green, that the team will win the league. Kpalukwu also thanked Green for motivating the team and praised his leadership style.
Rivers United, on eight points, are currently second after four games in the six-team table. Their final game is against leaders Enyimba on Sunday in a clash which could produce the winner of the league.
The team’s performance has been impressive so far, and they will be looking to maintain their momentum going into the final game of the playoffs. The players have shown great determination and resilience, and the support of their fans has been invaluable.
If Rivers United manages to win their final game against Enyimba, they will be crowned champions for the second consecutive season. It will be a remarkable achievement for the team, and a testament to their hard work and dedication.
Overall, the NPL Super Six playoffs have been exciting, with all six teams showing their quality. It’s been a closely contested competition, and the final day promises to be a thrilling one. Fans will be eagerly waiting to see who will emerge as champions, and Rivers United will be hoping that they can retain their title and make history.