The handler of Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt, Azunda Stanley Eguma has cautioned players of the Pride of Rivers State not to allow the away win recorded against Adamawa United FC last Sunday get into their heads, AOIFoitball.com reports.
The Port Harcourt based side pummeled their opponents 0-2 in a Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 11 clash at the Pantami Stadium Gombe, the adopted home ground of the north-eastern club.
Speaking at a post-match press briefing, the CAF ‘A’ licensed coach praised his players for showing excellent football artistry like never before but advised that it is time go back and continue working from where the team stopped, adding that the road to success is never short by any standard.
“I celebrate my players today for putting up a wonderful performance, I’m indeed pleased with how they approached the game from the blast of the whistle.
“We’re also aware that it’s not the time for celebration yet, as we still have a long way to go; the road to success is not always short.”
“We will go back home and continue to work hard in preparation for our next game against MFM FC, ” Eguma said.
The victory against Adamawa United is the second the ‘Pride of Rivers’ will be recording on the road, after humbling Warri Wolves by a lone goal at the Warri Township Stadium on Match Day 5, but the Rivers State-born gaffer feels it is too early to start making permutations, insisting that the team will, instead, stay focused, shun complacency, take every match as they come and ensure they end the season on a high.
“It’s rather too early to start the permutations because the league is just 11 weeks old, and we need to stay focused and kick out complacency.
“We also need to face every game at a time, and ensure that Rivers United FC ends the season on a high,” Eguma concluded.