Rivers United boss Stanley Eguma said Rivers United’s win over Heartland in the Nigeria Professional Football League could serve as a moral boost ahead of the game against Bloemfontein Celtic.
Rivers United secured a 3 – 1 win over troubled Heartland FC at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday.
The win took Rivers United’s streak to jfive wins from last six outings in all competitions and they sit on top of the NPFL log with 12 points from a possible 15.
After suffering their first league defeat of the campaign against Wikki Tourists last Wednesday, Eguma said it is good for his side to return to winning ways ahead of the Confederation Cup tie with Bloemfontein.
“We actually prepared for this match very well knowing fully well that Heartland is a strong team especially their most recent game when they played Enyimba.
“We knew we were going to have a very big fight. We expected a very tough game like this and by the grace of God we were able to win.
“We had to work extra hard to get the three points today. It was a hard earned one. The way Heartland came fighting from all corners and at the end of the day, we rose up to the occasion and picked the three points.
“It’s a good one for us at least it will also bring back confidence into the team. And especially now that we are going back to the continent to play a continental game, this match is going to raise the moral of the players for us to continue to be in a winning streak, that winning mentality that we return back to play the South African team,” Stanley Eguma said in his post match interview.
Meanwhile Rivers United are now unbeaten in five consecutive NPFL matches against Heartland FC.
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