Rivers United made it two wins out of two in this season’s Nigerian Professional Football League, thanks to a 1-0 away victory to Abia Warriors.
The Garden City side travelled to Aba, full of confidence, and red hot striker, Fortune Omoniwari ensured that they made it count.
The 28-year striker continued his fine form in front of goal, having recorded a goal in each of his previous two games.
3️⃣ – Fortune Omoniwari has now scored in three consecutive matches for Rivers United. Form
— Opta Nigeria (@OptaNGR) January 2, 2021
His 19th minute strike, after a well worked ball between Esor Nelson and Onoja, gifted the former Kwara United star his second league goal of the season.
19' – GOOOAAALLL!!!
Rivers United – Striker #7
Assist: Bamba Bakari #15
Omoniwari!!! 0-1 Rivers United! A lovely move by the "Pride of Rivers" sees Esor and Onoja combine to release Omoniwari whose effort beats Ojo Olorunleke down the left.
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) January 2, 2021
Nelson was later shown a red card in the second half, but Stanley Eguma’s men fought hard to take three vital points back home.
The away win makes Rivers United provisional leaders of the NPFL log, with six points.