Chisom Egbuchulam (middle)
Thursday Dec 08, 2016. 12:17
Man-of-the-match Egbuchulam has said he is delighted his brace defeated a Rivers United team, who have improved from last season.
Egbuchulam netted a spectacular second-half brace to put United to the sword at a frenzied Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.
“It was a great game and we got the deserved three points,” he said.
“It wasn’t an easy game, but we thank God for the victory and I am also pleased with the goals I scored.”
Rangers outclassed United 4-0 in their previous meeting at the same venue on September 4, but struggled for long periods, especially in the first half against the Port Harcourt club on Wednesday night.
Egbuchulam identified improvements in the United side who again fell at ‘The Cathedral’ on Wednesday, noting that the new players drafted in by Stanley Eguma have made the Port Harcourt club look a more decent proposition.
“They are a good side. They played very well in the first half, but were unable to score,” he said.
“They can give Nigeria good representation on the continent.
“There are a lot of changes in the present Rivers United team.
“They have a lot of new players who are very good as well.
“This is a much better Rivers United team.”