RIVERS UNITED OSSY MARTIN PENALTY WON THE MATCH
OSSY MARTIN SCORED A TENTH MINUTE PENALTY FOR RIVERS UNITED WHICH EVENTUALLY EARN THEM
ALL THREE POINT AT HOME IN A RESCHEDULE MATCHDAY 3 FIXTURE AGAINST KATSINA UNITED AT
YAKUBU GOWON STADIUM PORT-HARCOURT.
Rivers United win takes them to third position in group A after accumulating 13 point from ten games with two outstanding fixtures yet to be played, while Katsina United remain seventh.
Katsina United starting eleven remained unchanged from the squad that drew with Lobi Star’s last weekend. Katsina United goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa who grew up in Port-Harcourt was in goal against is hometown team.
Rivers United squad got a boost with the return of experience former Super Eagles defender Ebenezer Kunle to the home side after serviing a three game ban. He was
however deployed in a more technical role in holding midfield in the absence of dropped David ogar.
Rivers United open the score sheet in the ten minute after been awarded a penalty. Rivers United dominated the game afterward but Katsina United co-ordination kept them in the game.
Katsina United got a rare chance in the 30th minute from a good combination been played out at the left flank between the left back and forward, with a good cross into River’s United defense, wasted by Agboola Joshua.
Goal chance return for Rivers United in the Katsina United defense at the 37th minute which was well saved by Ezenwa who came off is line to narrow the angle with Ugochukwu Leonard who received a brilliant from Ossy.
Katsina United head coach Biffo made a change early in the first four minute of second 45 minutes seeing Bashir Sherrif replacing Garba Yushau, which lead to a change in
shape that impacted the visitors performance but could not get them the goal.
The game proceeded with Rivers United looking more likely to score or win with lone goal and it all ended in favor of the home side, Rivers United took all three point