Rivers United will improve on home performance, assures Stanley Eguma

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Having gained an away point against the Borno Army, the Pride of Rivers gaffer assures his team will step up their form at home

Rivers United head coach Stanley Eguma says his side will work hard to raise their performance at home following Sunday's 1-1 draw against El Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri.

Prior to the encounter, the Pride of Rivers were held to a 0-0 draw by Abia Warriors in Port Harcourt, but almost secured a double over the Borno Army after Benard Ovoke's first-half effort put them in front at the Maiduguri Township Stadium.

However, Imama Amapakabo's side left it late to escape defeat when Markson Ojobo handed the ball inside the visitors' area to gift the hosts a penalty kick and Micheal Ohanu held his nerve to convert for a draw at the death.

Eguma, though pleased with Sunday's away draw, is unsatisfied with their galloping form at home, having been held three times in 10 games this season, and he assures an improved showing, beginning against Plateau United.

"It was the good game for us and I must commend my players for been able to absorb El Kanemi Warriors," Eguma told media.

"It would have been all three points for us, though I expected them to equalise we were able to get one point. We lost two points at home against Abia Warriors.

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"But the boys rose to the occasion and tried to fight for the three points against El Kanemi but unfortunately we were able to go pick one point.

"From here we will continue, you know we have though opponents play at home and we will try to improve on our home performances, beginning with our next home game against Plateau United."

Rivers United are now ninth on the log with 29 points from 20 games and will host title holders Plateau United on Sunday. 

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