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2023/2024 NPFL Match Day 33: Rivers United humiliates Sporting Lagos FC in Port Harcourt

Posted : 27 May 2024

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The clash between Rivers United FC and Sporting Lagos FC on Sunday was nothing short of a spectacle, with goals raining down as Rivers United emerged victorious with a resounding 4-1 win in the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Match Day 33 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. This fixture showcased the offensive prowess of Rivers United, establishing their dominance from the very beginning.


Samuel Antwi ignited the scoring frenzy for Rivers United with a sublime goal in the 26th minute, skillfully assisted by Sadiq Abubakar. Antwi's opener set the tone for the Pride of Rivers, signaling their intent to seize control of the match and secure a convincing victory.


Despite Rivers United's early lead, Sporting Lagos FC displayed promising play throughout the first half, refusing to be overshadowed by their opponents. Their perseverance paid off in the 44th minute when Tochukwu Michael leveled the score from the penalty spot after Emmanuel Ampiah's reckless challenge in the penalty area earned him a caution.


However, Rivers United swiftly regained their lead just four minutes into the second half, as Andy Okpe calmly converted a penalty to put his team back in front. The Pride of Rivers continued to assert their dominance, making tactical substitutions just before the restart to maintain their momentum.


Andy Okpe further solidified Rivers United's lead with a spectacular brace in the 69th minute, showcasing his clinical finishing ability and increasing the team's advantage. With a commanding three-goal lead, Rivers United displayed remarkable composure and determination as they continued to press forward in search of more goals.


The match saw the emergence of Seiyefa Jackson as a standout performer for Rivers United, as the wonderkid marked his senior team debut with a goal just six minutes after being brought on as a substitute for Nyima Nwagua. Jackson's contribution further highlighted the depth of talent within the Rivers United squad and added to their impressive goal tally for the match.


In the end, Rivers United FC's dominant performance and clinical finishing proved too much for Sporting Lagos FC to handle, securing a convincing 4-1 victory and cementing their position as one of the top contenders in the NPFL.


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