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NPFL: Rivers United unveils new captain, team coordinator

Rivers United has officially named Nyima Nwagua as their new team captain ahead of the highly anticipated 2023/24 NPFL campaign.NPFL: Rivers United reveals new captain, team coordinator

The forward, known for his exceptional skills and leadership on the field, will now wear the captain’s armband as the team embarks on new season mission.

The announcement was made via the club’s official social media platforms, generating a buzz among supporters.

Nwagua’s remarkable journey to this leadership role is marked by his impressive track record.

Having joined Rivers United in two years back from Kano Pillars, the 30-year-old forward brings a wealth of experience to the table.

He played a huge role in helping the Stanley Eguma side clinch the NPFL Championship during the 2022/23 campaign and previously secured the Federation Cup with Kano Pillars in 2019.

As the Port Harcourt-based team gears up for the upcoming season, all eyes are on Nwagua to lead by example and inspire his fellow teammates towards victory.

But that’s not the only exciting news from Rivers United. Festus Austin, a former solid defender renowned for his dedication and determination on the field, has been appointed as the new Team Coordinator.

Austin’s transition from a successful playing career to this crucial behind-the-scenes role for the club.

Having previously served as captain, he is well-equipped to understand the dynamics of the team and ensure seamless coordination among players, coaching staff, and management.


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