Coach of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma hopes to finish the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season as champions but warned his team not to lift the gas of the peddle.
This follows a perfect start to the season from his lads. Rivers take on Wikki Tourist at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium on Wednesday.
The “Pride of Rivers” are the only team with a 100 percent record after three matches this season but everything will be on the line against a Wikki Tourists side who are hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Enyimba FC, Soccernet.ng reports.
Eguma will have new imports Israel Emmanuel and Solomon Ogberahwe available for the trip to Bauchi, but he will be without defenders Kazie Enyinnaya, Ifeanyi Anaemena and Bamba Bakari, according to Soccernet.ng.
In his pre match media chat, Eguma said his team is ambitious and want to finish as champions, but they will have to take it step by step.
He added that they’ll try to go for another vital win against the Usman Abdullahi’s side today.
“Our target is to win the league but for now it’s not yet on our side. It is not yet time for us to determine. The league is still young so we will be taking games, game after game and then until we get to a stage when we will say yes, we are winning the league.
“We are not going to be boastful because we know it’s the game of football but we will try our best to ensure that we maintain our winning streak,” He said.