Rivers United Technical Adviser, Stanley Eguma has described the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as tough, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Rivers State-born CAF ‘A’ licensed coach said during a post-match press briefing after the ‘Pride of Rivers’, as Rivers United FC are fondly called, forced Heartland FC to a 1-1 draw before their home fans, stating that he is not in any way disappointed at the result.
“Considering the results from other venues, one can only conclude that the league is getting tougher.
“Almost every team in the league is doing very well, so I’m not disappointed at the outcome of the match,” Eguma said.
Heartland FC took the lead in the 15th minute through Christian Pyagbara, while the hosts were only able to level up in the 92nd minute through a Bright Onyedikachi penalty kick, and Eguma was full of praise for his wards, insisting that it is not very easy to come from behind and get at par in such a high profile game.
“I commend my players for showing character; despite going down early in the first half they didn’t give up.
“One would have thought they would be demoralized, but they still held there and played than the opponents”, Eguma said.