NPFL Matchday 2: Niger Tornadoes Plot To Sink Rivers United Ship In Kaduna
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By Amaechi Agbo
Niger Tornadoes will not have respect for Rivers United when the Nigeria’s sole continental representative visits them on Sunday for their matchday 2 NPFL clash in Kaduna as the Minna based side are ready to sink their ship.
Rivers United, playing their first domestic league match after they reached the Group Stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, are visitors to Tornadoes who host them in their adopted home ground, Ahmed Bello Stadium, in Kaduna State
The Ikon Allah Boys suffered a slim defeat at Abia Warriors last weekend and are charged up to bury the memories, as Hamza Abarah’s team aims for a win against Stanley Eguma’s River boys.
The players were put through tactical and group practice to recover fully and sharpen their skills ahead of their first home game of the season by the coach.
Rivers United’s two previous visits to Niger Tornadoes have ended in a stalemate
The last Tornadoes win against Rivers United in any competition was way back in 2019 Aiteo Cup Semi Final in Lagos. But the coach is in a hurry to wipe the history
Addressing the players shortly after the morning training session, coach Hamza
Abarah urged the players to focus their minds on how the team will grab first win of the season against one of the best teams in the league.
“Despite the defeat in Umuahia against Abia Warriors, it was a good game and a spirited performance. But we have the potential to do even better, so we have to put in extra effort and be determined and focused to be able to achieve our aims, Hamza summed up.”
Rivers United secured their passage to the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup last weekend after a 2-0 win against Étoile Filante of Burkina Faso
Niger Tornadoes will be counting on the experience of attacking sensation Bashir Usman, midfield fluidity of Chidiebre Ernest and others and defense marshal Abiodun Adebayo to wreck havoc on Sunday