Best ‘Messi’ Deemua made a huge statement as one of the stars to watch with a superb all round display to inspire Rivers United to their second successive win at the 2016 Shehu Dikko Annual Football tournament in Kaduna.
The midfielder was the conductor of the orchestra at the Ranchers Bees Stadium and was unfortunate not to cap his virtuoso display with a goal as United overpowered Albatex FC 1-0 on Friday.
His mazy run on the stroke of half time which left three Albatex defenders for ended with Teju Ojo fouling him cynically and giving away a penalty in the process.
Lukman Mohammed made no mistakes from 11 metres as United stormed to their second win in as many games.
The win means the ‘Pride of Rivers’ stay top of the standings with six points, five points more than closest challengers, Wikki Tourists who could only draw 0-0 with KJ United in their opening game on Friday.
Chief coach of United, Willi Udube praised his boys for the win while revealing that the team would be much changed for their next game against Kaduna United, later on Friday.
‘Messi’ Deemua, who also spoke to the official Rivers United website, expressed delight at his performance but promised to keep his feet firmly on the ground as he continues his football education at pace.
On his part, head coach of Albatex FC, Mohammed Musa described United as ‘a very good team’ but stressed that they would learn from mistakes made.
Rivers United Media