Sports Rivers United Defeat Villarreal in Pre-season Match


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Nigerian Professional Football League side, Rivers United have continued their fine pre-season form as they defeated Villarreal B team 0-1 in their first tune up game in Spain.

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The coach, Stanley Eguma’s side flew to Spain after piping Enugu Rangers to the NPFL Super Four trophy and have started their campaign in the European country on a bright note.

Ivorian Striker, Guy Kemian headed home in the 24th minute to hand the Nigerian side a 1-0 victory over Villarreal B at Ciudad Deportiva Valenciana on Wednesday.

The match is United’s first in Spain where they are currently embarking on their fifth and final phase of pre-season preparations.

Eguma was pleased with the experience of playing against the Spanish side.

He told reporters after the game, “This was an action-packed game and it was good to win.

“Technically, we learned a lot and it will help us as we prepare for domestic and continental matches

United will face CD Roda in their next pre-season game on Monday, December 19.