By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
River United garnered it second three points in the 2020/2021 NPFL season against Abia Warriors after falling a man short fifteen minutes to the end of the game.
The Rivers team defeated the warriors by a lone goal at the Aba Township Stadium on Saturday to maintain a perfect record.
Last match winner, Fortune Omonivari scored to hand his team a crucial away win as they prepare for their second leg game against South African side Bloemfontein Celtic in the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Stanley Eguma led team scored as early as the 20th minutes of the first half as the in form striker scored his third consecutive goal.
He collected a fine pass and placed the ball into the bottom right corner beyond the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Olorunleke.
In a game that was dominated by the home team, the Uchendo Boys however failed to make their dominance count.
The warriors had their unlucky moments after their ball hit the bar twice in the second half.
Rivers remained resolute to see off the game despite being reduced to 10 men for the second time this season after Nelson Esor received a second yellow card for poorly-timed tackle in the 73rd minutes.
The win is Rivers United first in an away match against Abia Warriors in the club’s history.
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