By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
After what seemed an easy win for table toppers, Rivers United, Coach, Stanley Eguma says his team had to work hard to get the win.
The PortHarcourt based team secured their fourth win out of five against Heartland of Owerri at the PortHarcourt Stadium.
Former Rangers player Godwin Aguda opened score from the penalty spot in the 18th minutes.
Heartland remain strong and compact pursuing an equaliser, but the home team made it two nil through Kazie Enyinnaya in the 64th minutes.
Shedrack Oghal tried to bring back the away side into game through his 77th minutes’ goal.
However, Malachi Ohawume added more salt to injury in the 85th minutes.
Rivers United coach describes the match as a difficult one.
”We actually prepared for the match very well knowing well that Heartland is a strong team especially the most recent game they played Enyimba.” Eguma told journalists.
”We expected a very tough game like this. We had to work extra hard to get this three points today. It was a hard earn one.”
For Christian Obi, Heartland FC Chief Coach, his team lost due to lack of concentration.
”Every coach will always be optimistic, we didn’t bargain it but it came.
”While I attribute (the loss) to lack of concentration towards the dying minutes of the game.”
Rivers United take a trip to Kano to face Kano Pillar in their next game while Heartland lock horns with Awka United at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.
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