Rivers United will be looking to continue their perfect start in the NPFL 2020/21 season as guest to Wikki Tourist at the Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi on Wednesday
The “Pride of Rivers” eased to a 3-0 win over Kwara United in their third top flight fixture of the season, while Wikki Tourist were beaten 1-0 by Enyimba FC in their third match of the season.
If nothing else, Technical Adviser Stanley Eguma has certainly made Rivers United supporters believe in their club again after their decent performances in both Nigeria Professional Football League and the CAF Confederation Cup.
The “Pride of Rivers” have carried their momentum from the end of last season into 2020-21, which has begun with victories over Futuro Kings in the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa and victories over Rangers, Abia Warriors and Kwara United in the NPFL.
It is now five wins in their last six competitive outings for Eguma’s men, and they will be looking to keep the feel-good factor alive.
This is a fixture Rivers United will seek to do better in, too, having been defeated by Wikki Tourist in 7 of their last encounters in all competitions with Rivers United winning 5 and 4 ending in a draw
Usman Abd’allah could certainly do with a surprise victory this midweek following last week’s abject display, with Nabil Yarou earning Enyimba FC a 1-0 victory.
Wikki Tourist played out a goalless draw at home against Plateau United on NPFL Matchday 2 after falling 1-2 to Nasarawa United on Matchday 1, but that has done little to win over worried supporters.
Tourist only ever seem to be a couple of bad results away from all-out anarchy, so Abd’allah will know the importance of quickly steadying the ship.