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Victory over Wolves has restored our confidence, says Eguma

Rivers United Technical Adviser, Stanley Eguma has said his team’s convincing 3-1 win over visiting Warri Wolves on Saturday has helped restore the much needed…

Rivers United Technical Adviser, Stanley Eguma has said his team’s convincing 3-1 win over visiting Warri Wolves on Saturday has helped restore the much needed confidence in his players.

Penultimate week, Rivers United got hammered 4-0 by Rangers in Enugu and were momentarily upstaged from the top of the table. However, the massive victory over Wolves and 2-1 defeat suffered by Rangers against Ikorodu United have combined to ensure that Rivers United return to the top of the log.

 In a chat with Daily Trust yesterday, Eguma attributed his team’s recovery to the job he did on the psyche of his players after they suffered the humiliating defeat in Enugu.

He said “The victory over Warri Wolves has restored hope and confidence in the players and to the team. “I found out that the players morale was down. Psychologically, they were not okay and I had to do a lot of psyching and talking to them on the need for them to remain focused.

“I made them believe in themselves once again and try to let them know that sometimes football can play the other side of things for you and the going must not be smooth all the times.

“And when it happens, one must not give up. Instead, it should spur one to work harder. I am sure they understood me and started working harder. “Even yesterday (Saturday) it almost affected them. Warri Wolves scored first but I kept talking to them that they can do it so they came from behind to win. They showed good character,” he said. Eguma also said even as they have returned to the top of the table, there will be no room for complacency.

“It is not yet over now until it is all over because the league is still very very competitive and this is the most crucial stage. This is not yet time to celebrate,” he noted.

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