Wasiu expects positive result at Rivers Utd


Shooting Stars winger Jimoh Wasiu has said the Oluyole Warriors are eyeing a win when they face Rivers United in the NPFL matchday 26 fixture at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.

The Oluyole Warriors will battle the Pride of Rivers on Saturday in Port Harcourt as the League Management Company (LMC) brought the matchday 26 fixture forward.

Just one point separates both teams on the log, as the two clubs battle for survival. Shooting Stars are 18th on the log with 29 points. They have won just two of their last five natches, losing two and drawn one. The hosts Rivers United occupy the 16th position with 30 points with three losses and two victories in their last five matches.

Shooting Stars won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan in February. Sunday Faleye and Jide Apena scored for the Warriors while Lukman Mohammed scored United’s only goal in the encounter.

Wasiu, who scored twice against Rivers United last season at two different clubs, Shooting Stars and FC Ifeanyi Ubah hopes his side’s can win at Rivers United.

“It is always going to be difficult to play teams in the relegation zone with us, the surviving race becomes tougher with this kind of game. A win will take us above them, which will drop them into the bottom four. We have to fight as a team and earn a positive result from this fixture,” Wasiu told Naijafootballplus.com from the team’s base in Port Harcourt.

“The confidence is high in our camp and I think they are feeling the pressure more. We saw their continental game against KCCA of Ugandan, the team was ordinary and nothing special to fear about them.

“I won twice last season against Rivers United at Shooting Stars and FC Ifeanyi Ubah. Also, I scored them twice at the both clubs, I have got a decent history against them and I am hopeful again.

“We are hoping for a positive result, we are optimistic we can achieve our target to pick points on the road from the game. The believe and unity in the team is high.

“We have to take advantage of the poor United team, although we are not disrespecting them. We have got respect for them but I think they are not special and if we are to survive the drop we have to start picking points against such weaker teams,” Wasiu concluded.

The game will kickoff at 4pm on Saturday (Tomorrow).

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