Regular paying customers at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt should expect a turn in fortunes in the goalscoring department thanks to the acquisitions of six new players so says coach of River United, Stanley Eguma.
Having played 20 matches thus far in the Nigerian Professional Football League, Rivers United have scored the least number of goals in the division – 13 goals in total.
The pride of Rivers have rather saved their shots conversation rates for the CAF competitions in which they have scored 10 goals in eight matches played on the continent this year. With 9 of the ten goals scored in games played at home.
Rivers United signed six players in the Nigerian mid-season transfer window with two forward players namely; John Odumegwu and Onoriode Odah fortifying an attack which already has the likes of Guy Kuemian, Emeka Ogbugh, Godbless Asamoah and Bolaji Sakin.
Speaking ahead of his side’s encounter in the CAF Confederations Cup on Wednesday against FUS Rabat, Eguma said the players attitude and technical approach upfront has been worked on to see his side produce the goods and only time will tell on fast the new players get to settle in their new home.
“I think it still boils down to the players attitude, their mentality, their technical approach upfront. We’ve been working on that,” said Eguma.
“The chances are being created which is the most important thing. Tomorrow you’ll watch before ten minutes you’ll see the scoring chances that will come but our inability to put the ball in the net has always been the problem.
“I commend my defense most at times we’ve tried but the attack to finish off is always the problem but now we’ve been able to beef up the team a little bit. What we’re trying now is blending for them to forge ahead.
“We’ve been scoring almost every game now especially at home we score, but I am not perturbed because I know that there’s improvement. We scored four goals, we’ve scored three goals.
“But I think we needed to work on and improve our scoring ability especially now that we’re playing in league stage in the continent. With a little time having these new inclusions we’re going to correct those mistakes”.