Joseph Onoja says there will be no strings attached when Rivers United take to the field against Lobi Stars on Sunday in a matchday one Nigeria Premier Football League fixture in Port Harcourt.
Lobi Stars fell 1-0 to the Pride of Rivers courtesy of a wonder goal by Nyima Nwagua back in April and Onoja while speaking pre-match said the team is well prepared for the task ahead.
“We will always do what we know how to do best, which is to win. We have prepared very well and we will do our best, no strings attached. We are not under any pressure, we just want to do our job and the most important thing for us is to win.’
The “German Machine” is also of the opinion that the start of the Nigeria Premier Football League will be a big moral booster for the “Pride of Rivers” ahead of the CAF Confederation’s Cup group stage matches.
“It will be a very big moral booster for us going into the CAF Confederation’s cup knowing that we will not struggling with any match fitness. So starting the league will be a very big moral booster for us”.
Rivers United have been drawn in group B of the abridged league and will kick start their NPFL title defence against Lobi Stars on Sunday 15th January 2023.