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NPFL: Rivers United Overcome Niger Tornadoes in Five-Goal Thriller

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Ganiyu Muftau 

Rivers United secured a crucial 3-2 victory over Niger Tornadoes in their rescheduled NPFL fixture, ending their five-game winless streak.

Captain Nyima Nwagua opened the scoring for the home side in the 15th minute, followed by a quickfire goal from Ekerette Udom just five minutes later to establish a comfortable lead for Rivers United.

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Niger Tornadoes refused to go down without a fight. Clinton Jephta pulled one back for the visitors in the 60th minute. Undeterred, Rivers United responded with a goal from Abubakar Sadiq to restore their two-goal advantage.

Late Drama with Penalty and Nervous Finish for Rivers United

A penalty awarded to Niger Tornadoes in the 77th minute, converted by Bashir Usman, set up a tense finale. However, Rivers United held on to secure a much-needed victory.

This win propels Rivers United to 9th position on the NPFL table with 44 points, with just six matches remaining in the season.

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