Rivers United head coach, Stanley Eguma, has revealed the important role fans play as the “12th Man” ahead of their upcoming clash with Etoile Filante in the CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round.
In their previous outing, Rivers United battled Etoile Filante to a barren draw on foreign soil in Yamoussoukro. Now, they are eagerly anticipating the return fixture in a few weeks and aim to make their supporters proud.
Coach Eguma expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance in the last game but lamented over their inability to find back of the net opportunities against their host.
He stressed the need for improved finishing, as their aspirations hinge on advancing to the competition’s group stage.
When discussing the significance of Rivers United’s fans, Eguma acknowledged their utmost importance.
He mentioned that the fans’ presence provides comfort, encouragement, and support to the players, enabling them to perform at their best.
Eguma also underlined the responsibility of not disappointing the fans, as their happiness is intertwined with the team’s success. He affirmed their commitment to delivering a win that would bring joy to the supporters.
The Port Harcourt outfit is now intensifying their preparation to ensure a triumphant performance on October 1.
As they prepare to face Etoile Filante once more, the team remains dedicated to harnessing the power of their passionate fan base to secure victory.