Chinonso Okonkwo of Rivers United
Monday Jan 23, 2017. 07:30
Rivers United have expressed concerns over the wastefulness of their attack in the NPFL.
The Port Harcourt club edged past Niger Tornadoes 1-0 at home on Sunday, but they could have won by a bigger margin if not for poor finishing.
“We could not convert the avalanche of chances (that came our way against Niger Tornadoes on Sunday) despite creating so many and that is a big worry to me,” laments Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma.
“It’s a big worry for me and one of the biggest headaches I am facing presently.
“We will represent Nigeria on the continent and should be scoring goals freely but that is not happening.
“We have to go back and work on this.”
Striker Guy Kuemian Venance, who netted United’s solitary goal against Tornadoes on Sunday shares Eguma’s sentiments and insists he and his teammates must improve in their efficiency in the final third.
“We cannot continue like this because failing to score when you have chances puts you under enormous pressure,” said the Ivorian.
“In our first home match (of the season against El Kanemi Warriors), we should have scored six or seven and it was the same situation (against Tornadoes on Sunday).
“The coach (Eguma) has every right to be unhappy because we all know the amount of hard work he puts in on the training ground every day.
“Now, we must work extremely hard ahead of our next game against a very difficult opponent like FC Ifeanyiubah.”
United will face FC Ifeanyiubah in their fourth league game of the season in Nnewi on Wednesday.
The Pride of Rivers have won two and drawn one of their opening three games of the season, amassing seven out of a possible nine points.