Nigeria Premier League NPFL: Ogenyi Expresses Displeasure Over Rivers United Tight Schedules

Evans Ogenyi, the coach of Rivers United, has voiced his displeasure with his team’s packed schedule for the current 2023–2024 NPFL season.

Ogenyi, whose team narrowly lost to Sunshine Stars 1–0 in Akure, stated that the team should be respected by the league organisation for representing the nation on the continent.

He did, however, point out that they will continue to play with utmost seriousness and described the fixtures as a necessary expense.

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“It’s not been easy but we have been compelled to play.

“We have no choice but to play in a gap of two to three days. We are condemned to play five matches in 15 days.

“It is a price we have to pay and we are approaching every match with seriousness and determination.

“This one has come and gone. In the next three days, I will be playing Abia Warriors in Umuahia.

“I want to be careful about the authorities.

“If they had respected us, there is a way we can be playing pari passu.

“It has happened before but now they deemed it fit, I can’t challenge their authority.

“But then, Rivers United deserve some respect because Rivers United have wrestled those four slots for the continent.

“We deserve some respect and kudos. We will keep playing.”

As part of their remaining schedule, Rivers United will play Abia Warriors in Umuahia on Wednesday before playing Niger Tornadoes in Port Harcourt.


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