Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma has said his side were the better team following a 4-0 victory over FC Timberloader in the round of 64 of the 2019 AITEO Cup.
Peter Ubankanma scored a brace while Ossy Martins’ delightful header midway into the second half set the tone as the ‘Pride of Rivers’ won at a canter at the Lafia City Stadium, Lafia on Saturday evening.
Eguma said Rivers United were the better side.
“We do not look down on any team in this type of competition,” Stanley Eguma, technical manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma told the official website of the club, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng afterwards.
“We were better today and that’s because we played seriously and did not think about the name of the team we were playing against.
“I am particularly happy that we scored four goals today because our problem has always been converting our chances and psychologically, it will help our players who will now know that they can score goals,” Eguma concluded.
Head coach of FC Timberloader, Kasimu ‘Socrates’ Mohammed also took the time to discuss his side’s performance against higher rated opposition.
“This was not a bad game because we have never played against a team at such a high level before.
“Rivers United is a good team and I appreciate the way they play,” he said.
United now march on to the last 32 of the competition knowing that far sterner tests lie ahead.