Rivers United defeated Enyimba FC 1-0 on the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt of their rescheduled NPFL Matchday 11 encounter on Sunday, avenging their loss within the CAF Confederation Cup.
Rivers United welcomed again goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai and defender Ifeanyi Anaemena, each of whom joined the membership from Enyimba, after they missed their final matches resulting from disciplinary motion. They additionally fielded two new signings, Sunday Adetunji and Morice Chukwu, each of whom they acquired within the mid season break. It was a tightly contested affair with each groups not seeking to give something away earlier than a bullet header from ex-Plateau United striker Adetunji within the eighty fifth minute settled the encounter and gave the house facet the victory.
The win over Enyimba ensured that Rivers United stay the one crew within the NPFL to win all 9 of their house matches within the first stanza of the league, giving them a 100% house document this season. They transfer as much as fifth on the log with 32 factors, 4 factors off leaders, Kwara United. Enyimba stay in eighth on 30 factors however have three video games in hand on Kwara United who’re on high of the log.