Festus Austine – Rivers United skipper

Relegation-troubled Rivers United have vowed to put their lives on the line beginning with tomorrow’s NPFL clash at Remo Stars as they hope to avoid going down to the lower division with five matches to the end of the season.

Remo Stars, who have already dropped to the NNL, lost their last home fixture against MFM FC on July 30 and Rivers United will be looking to toe the path of the high-flying ‘Olukoya Boys’

Coach Stanley Eguma will be looking to mastermind his first away success of the season and one of the individuals he will be relying on to supply the goals on Sunday, Godbless Asamoah, said they will fight to steer clear of relegation.

“All hopes are not lost but we will get it right in the next five matches,” Asamoah told the Rivers United official website.

“The players have met and we have resolved that we will fight with our lives to see this club escape from relegation.

“By the grace of God, we will come out of the relegation zone after the next five matches.”

But on their day, Remo Stars can hurt anyone and comfortably put them to the sword.

The Stars from Sagamu are dominated by youngsters and pacy full backs.

Centre half Onuoha Chulwujekwe could however be suspect against physically-demanding opposition with head coach, Fatai Osho favouring a 4-3-3 formation.

Remo Stars love the possession game and playmaker extraordinaire Oche Salefu is central to their game.

He is quick, nimble footed, has a low centre of gravity blessed with great vision.

Captain and striker Victor Mboama has already hit double figures this term.

Remo Stars hate conceding early and a quick start could favour the visitors who will be best advised to make a brisk opening to proceedings.

He vowed his team wish to win after going many weeks without doing so.

“We are down on the table and so far, we haven’t any game (in a while) so we are left with no choice but to win on Sunday,” he said.


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