Akwa United and Rivers United are set to lock horns today in the Nigeria Professional Football League match day 9.
The last time the two sides met, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on June 15, 2019, Akwa were the bookies’ favourites to run away with the win. The ‘Pride of Rivers’ however had other ideas and outclassed the ‘Promise Keepers’ 3-0 with Kehinde Adedipe, Bright Onyedikachi and Ossy Martins netting in the 2019 round of 32 AITEO Cup contest.
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Rivers United have lost just twice in eight league games this season and know that a win today could see them move up to second place on the standings. Akwa United on the otherhand, comprehensively outclassed 0-3 by MFM FC in their last game, sit just two points above the relegation zone and look extremely low on confidence, a striking contrast to their opponents.
Other matches expected include Akwa Starlets playing away to Katsina United, Abia Warriors up against Jigawa Golden Stars, Enugu Rangers versus Plateau United, amongst others.
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