NPFL : “Heartland Make Us Work Extra Hard” – Eguma
By Sampson Adedeji
Despite winning 3-1 against Heartland FC of Owerri in the match-day 5 of the Nigeria Professional Football League, head coach of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, has said they laboured hard to secure the maximum point, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
Rivers United who suffered a 1-0 defeat in the match-day 4 to Wikki Tourists bounced strongly Naze Millionaires courtesy goals from Godwin Aguda, Kezie Eyinmaya and Kelechi Ohaunme.
In a post match reactions, Eguma said Heartland make them work extra hard for the victory and they will now focus on the continental game against Bloemfontein Celtics of South Africa.
“I thank my players, the put up a good effort, I thank God almighty the most important thing and I thank the management too. We were able to win today.
“We actually prepared for this match very well knowing fully well that Heartland is a strong team especially their most recent game when the played Enyimba.
“We knew we were going to have a very big fight because it’s a local derby. We expected a very tough game like this and by the grace of God we were able to win.”
“We had to work extra hard to get this three points today. It was a hard earned one. The way Heartland came fighting from all corners and at the end of the day, we rose up to the occasion and pick the three points.
“It’s a good one for us at least it will also bring back confidence into the team. And especially now that we are going back to the continent to play a continental game, this match is going to raise the moral of the players for us to continue to be in a winning streak, that winning mentality that we return back to play the South African team,” he said.