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Chukwu’s lone strike seals Rivers Utd Super 6 ticket

Defending champions, Rivers United have moved to the top of Group B after defeating Sunshine Stars 1-0 in the rescheduled Match Day 12 of the…

Defending champions, Rivers United have moved to the top of Group B after defeating Sunshine Stars 1-0 in the rescheduled Match Day 12 of the 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League yesterday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt. 

Morice Chukwu was the hero of the day as he netted the decisive winner in the first half to give the holders an important victory as the Pride of Rivers made back-to-back wins in the league. 

The hard-fought victory also hurt the chances of the visitors who are bidding for a top 3 finish while losing their first game to the hosts since August 2021. 

After a painful exit from the CAF Confederation Cup, CAFCC, Stanley Eguma and his boys turned their sights to league football. 

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As the NPFL enters its last round, the Pride of Rivers are now forced to play catch-up due to their participation in continental football, which left them a backlog of games. 

The victory over Sunshine moved the defending champions to clinch a spot for the Super 6 playoffs. 

United has now accumulated seven out of a possible nine points, moving ahead of Lobi Stars in Group B’s standings though with both teams on 30 points. 

Rivers United will host the league surprise team, Doma United who has had an exceptional debut season in the NPFL in the rescheduled Match Day 16 on May 18, 2023 according to the Interim Management Committee (IMC) in Port Harcourt.  

Doma United is hoping to secure one of the tickets to the Super Six as they are currently third with 26 points. 

Meanwhile, the final round of games will be played on Sunday May 21 while the Super Six competition that will determine the league winner as well as the clubs that will represent the country in CAF competitions will take place on Tuesday, May 23 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos.

 

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