Stanley Eguma says the early goal conceded by his team at home to Wikki Tourists caused their home draw on Monday.
Eguma, after the game suggested that the early goal messed up his game plan and put his boys under pressure, making them anxious to score, hence their plethora of missed chances.
The early goal by Stephen Gopey, himself a former Rivers United player was recorded as early as the 4th minute.
“Wikki Tourist have that tradition of playing well whenever they come here against us at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium,”Eguma said.
“And it really showed, especially after that early goal that really gave them the motivation to play well in the game.
“They were also good in defence and that really affected our boys. We tried to calm the ball and play compactly in the middle but we didn’t still get it right,” Eguma said.
“We also missed some chances because their goalkeeper was good, if we had converted the goals, the story would have been different.”
Eguma further commented Wikki Tourist players for their efforts in holding the game and making it difficult for his side to sail through.
“I commend them for their efforts, it’s a normal game and that’s how football should be sometimes.
“We go away and pick points, so we expect that if we don’t get it right we can get it in subsequent games. It’s football and the game is on” Eguma concluded.
Malachi Ohawume last minute equaliser rescue a point for Rivers
United against Wikki Tourist in a 1-1 draw.
The draw kept Rivers United’s unbeaten five games run intact but they have now dropped points in consecutive home games and failed to win any of their last three games.