Season challenge: Eguma sings lamentation songs
The current Nigeria professional football league season has been a mixture of tooth ache and migraine for Garden City based side Rivers United.
Coach of the side Stanley Eguma who revealed this after his side suffered a 2-1 defeat in the hands of league defending champions
Rangers international Monday at the Cathedral, frowned at the fixtures which he confessed has put a lot of pressure on his team.
His lamentation is coming even as the side prepares to face Kano pillars next; in a tie some analysts say they are bound to lose successfully considering the busy bee approach to matches by the Kano based side.
The stress of travels according to Eguma has also taken its toll on Rivers United whose continental campaign ended on a poor note following their early exit from the continental showpiece.
Ït has not been easy, we have injury worries and fatigue has also set in. The fixtures are not the best but we cannot do anything about it we just have to obey the rules of LMC even when it is not beneficial, “he regretted
Rivers United are just a step above relegation zone with 41 points in 31 matches.
Meanwhile Rangers coach Sylvanus Okpalla has urged his side not to pomp champagne following Monday’s victory over Rivers United noting that the Coal city side need a lot of catching up to do. With just six matches left in the season Okpalla believes the Flying Antelopes should aspire to clinch the remaining points to improve standing on the log.
Rangers occupy the 13th position on the log with 42 points in 32 matches. The remaining matches of the league will prove to be crucial for virtually all the teams as no fewer than seven of them have just two to three points separating them and every point will prove to be vital.