There will be a desperate scramble for points in Port Harcourt on Wednesday as Rivers United and Remo Stars clash in a rescheduled match day 14 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixyure.
Remo Stars are ensconced at the bottom of the log and will be keen to avoid defeat against a highly-rated Rivers United side that have yet to hit the heights domestically.
Rivers United have never lost a competitive game at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt and the newly-promoted Remo Stars will need to produce probably their biggest performance of the season to become the first side to win at the fortress.
Head coach of Remo Stars, Fatai Osho expects a difficult game on Wednesday against the ‘Pride of Rivers’.
He infers that the standard of football on display will be high as according to him, the respective positions of the two sides on the NPFL log does not necessarily do justice to the personnel at their disposal.
“It is going to be a very difficult game. We know that Rivers United is a traditional side in the league.
“I don’t think they belong to the position they occupy in the league presently.
“They are a far better side than what the table reflects at the moment and it is the same thing with Remo Stars; we are a very good side.
“The only way we can rectify that is to start picking up points and that is what we want to do from Wednesday in Port Harcourt,” he told our website,www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.
Rivers United come into the fixture in fine home form having won their last five games in all competitions in Port Harcourt.
“It is unfortunate (that we lost our last two away games) and we apologize to our fans.
“Now we need to do our best, sit up and try to best to win our next game at home (against Remo Stars),” he said.
Game: Rivers United FC versus Remo Stars
Competition: Nigeria Professional Football League (match day 14; rescheduled)
Current positions on the log: Rivers United FC (17th); ABS FC (20th)
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Venue: Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt
Form guide (last five NPFL matches)
Rivers United (LLWWL)
Rivers United 0-1 Gombe United (A)
Rivers United 2-0 ABS FC (H)
Rivers United 1-0 Abia Warriors (H)
Rivers United 0-2 Katsina United (A)
Rivers United 0-1 Nasarwa United (A)
Remo Stars (LLWDW)
Remo Stars 2-1 Wikki Tourists (H)
Remo Stars 1-1 Enugu Rangers (A)
Remo Stars 1-0 Katsina United (H)
Remo Stars 0-1 Sunshine Stars (A)
Remo Stars 0-1 Enyimba International (A)
Previous meetings (head-to-head)
Matches: Nil (0)
Rivers United wins: Nil (0)
Remo Stars wins; Nil (0)
Goals for: Nil (0)
Goals against: Nil (0)
Points accumulated (in competitive matches): Nil (0).