Go Round’s Stanley Worlu predicts tough time for Rivers United

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The topflight debutants have expressed their resolve to shock their illustrious NPFL side in Port Harcourt derby on Sunday

Go Round’s Stanley Worlu has stated that Rivers United will have nowhere to hide when they trade tackles at this weekend’s Port Harcourt derby as they have enough information about their opponent with which to triumph in the Nigeria Professional Football League tie.

The Omoku based side returned to winning ways on Thursday after they defeated Nasarawa United 2-1 but they have a difficult away encounter with their neighbours, the Pride of Rivers whom they are facing for the time in the topflight.

But Worlu explained in an interview that Rivers United will have it rough this time around as they know their Sunday opponents more than the back of their hands.

“We are eagerly awaiting our Sunday’s fixture with Rivers United. Most of us are raised in Port Harcourt and we know them very well. The emphasis is for us to go and beat them before their fans. They won’t have it easy at all,” Worlu told Goal.

“It was important we won the game with Nasarawa United because it has given us confidence to approach the weekend tie with confidence and poise. Rivers United won’t have any hiding place at all.

“We may be playing in our first season in the premier league but we are going into the game with Rivers United with optimism that we can stop their unbeaten home run after the weekend game.”

The striker also revealed that the return of their skipper, Nelson Esor who played his second game of the season against Nasarawa United has boosted the chances of the team ahead of the tie as their captain has missed their last four matches because of the injury he picked up against Wikki Tourists in Jos.

“Our captain (Esor) played against Nasarawa United for the entire 90 minutes and he played very well. His presence in our team will help us against Rivers United. We are going to face them with renewed assurance that we won’t return empty handed.”

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