Rivers United FC General Manager, Chief Okey Kpalukwu has asked fans of the football club to shake off the disappointment of Wednesday’s Nigerian Professional Football League defeat to champions, Plateau United.
Rivers United lost 0-2 to Plateau United at the New Jos Stadium following goals from Elisha Golbe and Emeka Umeh.
Chief Kpalukwu noted that whole the defeat was disappointing, it is important to learn from the mistakes and focus on tasks ahead.
He noted that supporters, fans and stakeholders of the football club must now channel their energies towards supporting the team in vociferous fashion on Sunday when Kano Pillars come to town.
“We are all disappointed with the result against Plateau United in Jos because the target was to get a win, or a draw at the very least.
“But as is the case in football, when you lose a football match, you do an appraisal, see where you made mistakes with a view to correcting them.
“That’s what we have done and now, the focus is on getting a good result on Sunday against a very strong side like Kano Pillars.
“We are calling on our supporters and fans to throw their weight behind the team, turn out in their in their numbers on Sunday to throw their weight behind us.
“The players and coaches have vowed to give their all but we will be happier with the backing of our supporters and fans,” Chief Kpalukwu explained.
He concluded by commending the sponsors, the Rivers State Government for continued support to the team as well as Sports Commissioner, Hon Boma Iyaye for his fatherly role.
Rivers United FC will face Kano Pillars this Sunday by 4pm at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt as the NPFL enters match day three.