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Rivers United Set to Revamp Attack with Ivorian Striker

After a goal-scoring struggle in their previous campaign, Rivers United is poised to strengthen their attacking department with the imminent addition of an Ivorian Striker.Rivers United Set to Revamp Attack with Ivorian Striker

The team, which netted a mere 24 goals in 18 games last season, is eager to tap into the skills and experience of the 29-year-old Bernard Yao Kouassi, who is set to join their ranks.

This move is expected to revitalize the team’s offensive capabilities and bolster their performance in the upcoming season.

The Ivorian international and former ASEC Mimosas striker, arrived in Port Harcourt to finalize his deal with Rivers United.

His arrival on Wednesday morning was met with a warm reception from his agent, Elderson Uzoubi, and the team’s captain, Festus Austin.

The highly experienced forward is expected to become a vital asset to the Stanley Eguma side as they gear up for their upcoming challenges.

Striking a Deal:

Rivers United has wasted no time in securing the services of Bernard Kouassi.

The club has offered the talented striker a one-year contract with the possibility of an extension based on his performance.

The negotiations are nearing their conclusion, and both parties are optimistic about finalizing the deal over the weekend.

The addition of Kouassi to the team’s roster is seen as a strategic move to address their previous goal-scoring deficiencies and elevate their prospects for the new season.

A Career in the Making:

Before making his move to join Rivers United, Bernard Kouassi featured prominently in the South African top division, the DStv Premiership, where he showcased his skills while playing for TS Galaxy.

The Ivorian striker’s experience and versatility on the pitch are expected to provide the much-needed boost to Rivers United’s attack, making him a valuable addition to the team.

NPFL and CAF Confederations Cup:

Rivers United fans have every reason to be excited about seeing Bernard Kouassi in action during the upcoming Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season.

His goal-scoring prowess and ability to create opportunities for his teammates are anticipated to make a significant impact on the team’s performance in both domestic and continental competitions.

With Rivers United competing in the CAF Confederations Cup, Kouassi’s presence is set to add depth and strength to the team’s quest for success on the African stage.


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