NPFL'23: Morice Chukwu's strike qualifies Rivers United to Super Six tournament

Published on: 15 May 2023

Defending champions Rivers United have qualified for the Super Six tournament of the Nigeria Premier Football League after beating Sunshine Stars in their match day 12 rescheduled game, reports.

Morice Chukwu's strike was enough to earn the "Pride of Rivers three points at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Portharcourt.

After playing a draw in their last rescheduled game played on Thursday, the Rivers side started with a great momentum that saw them score in the 9th minute, but Albert Korvah was adjudged to have used his hands.

However, the goal came in the 27th minute as Chukwu gave the host the lead with a superb strike from outside the box.

The score remained the same as Rivers United held on to the lead at the end of the first half.

The second half came with the two sides pushing to score, but there was no cutting edge from the two sides as the tie end 1-0 in favour of Rivers who go top on goals difference with the same number of points (30) as Lobi Stars.

Uche Dozie