Rivers United Head Coach Stanley Eguma is convinced his side had a better game and should have taken the maximum points against Abia Warriors in the MatchDay 13 encounter in Okigwe on Thursday.
Abia Warriors played most of the game with 10 men after Valentine Odoh was sent off in the 35th minute following an off-the-ball altercation with Rivers United captain Temple Emekayi.
Eguma’s side fell behind in first-half stoppage time when Paul Samson scored from a corner kick.
Rivers United however got their equalizer four minutes of the restart when Uche Onwuasonaya volleyed Joseph Onoja’s left-wing cross home.
The result left Rivers United second on the league table, behind Plateau United who themselves defeated Shooting Stars on Wednesday.
Eguma, in a chat with the media, the game bemoaned his side’s poor finish during the match.
“Well, I think it’s not a bad result because we were able to salvage a point but I think that we should have won this game because we dominated from the beginning to the end,” began the 2011 league-winning coach.
“Even when they (Warriors) scored their goal against the run of play, our players came back in the second half and responded quickly and the pressure was on them.
“We dominated the game and played better. We attacked more and we should have been able to get the winning goal, especially the last-minute glaring chance that Fortune Omoniwari lost. But that’s football,” he added.
Eguma will now shift focus to the next game against Rangers International who climbed to the third position after a narrow win over Nasarawa United in Nnewi on Thursday.
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