By Seyi Alao

Rivers United midfield power-house Peter Ubakanma has hinted that his side win over Akwa United in the 2019 Aiteo Cup round of 32 is a big statement to the team’s critics.

Following their 4-0 win over Timberloaders in the round of 64, The Pride of Rivers produced another impressive performance in the round of 32 , this time it was 3-0 win over the 2017 winners Akwa United.

Ubakanma was at the center of the two important wins, scoring twice against Timberloaders and notching two assists in the win over the promise keepers , however the former MFM midfielder spoke to media on the team’s recent good form.

“Before the match, no one gave us any chance ,because of Akwa United was on a run of good form in the league”

“But we have our game plan and we executed it perfectly”

“We struggled to get enough goals to kill game off in the league, but we have now scored seven in the last two games, it shows we are improving”

Rivers United will now face Warri Wolves in the round of 16 the famous competition.


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