Coach of NPFL defending champions Rivers United of Port Harcourt, Stanley Eguma said his team is fully prepared to win this year’s NPFL Championship Play-off even as he announced that their experience at continental football will be on display when they meet other teams in the tournament.
Speaking to The Point shortly after his team defeated Sunshine Stars 1-0 in the Match Day 1 of the tournament, he declared that as the defending champion, they’ll put in their best to retain the title and will not give anything to chance.
“We’re aware that as defending champions other teams will be aiming to dethrone us but we have what it takes to win the NPFL Championship Play-off and once again emerge champions of the professional league.
“My boys have gotten some experience playing continental football and it’s that experience we’ll be banking on during the tourney and am hopeful we shall overcome.
“We made a bold statement with a win at the weekend in our opener against Sunshine Stars,” he said.
Eguma while commending the Interim Management Committee and their strategic partners GTI for improvement witnessed in the present league season was optimistic that if it is sustained, Nigerian football will witness steady growth.