Rivers United’s Wasiu Jimoh has exuded confidence that his goals will help the Pride of Rivers seal a place in the playoffs spot at the end of the regular season.
Jimoh’s 31st minute powerfully struck free-kick was the difference when Rivers United hosted and beat Niger Tornadoes by a lone goal at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt last weekend to jump to the seventh spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League Group A with 19 points from 13 games.
Reviewing the role he and his teammates played in their latest win and their desire to displace one of the occupants of the playoffs zone by the time the regular season comes to an end, the former FC IfeanyiUbah and 3SC winger disclosed that they won’t relent in their desire to ensure that Rivers United play on the continent later in the year when another season begins.
“I am happy to score again for Rivers United and to help my team beat stubborn Niger Tornadoes because it was a win we needed badly based on our position in the league table,” Jimoh told GOAL.
“It was a fantastic goal that has taken us away from the relegation zone and by the time we are able to play the rescheduled game we have with Enugu Rangers and also continue to do well in the remaining matches of the season, it won’t be difficult for us to pick one of the tickets to the playoffs. We are going to Katsina United next and it is expected that we put up another brilliant display and if possible beat them before their fans.
“We are at the business end of the league season and we cannot afford to joke with any of the remaining matches. I hope to get more goals to the three I have got to help my team pick the ticket to the playoffs. We have been working very hard for this since the start of the season and it will be painful to miss out at the last minute. We must put our act together and strive to secure as many points as possible.”