In a close Naija Super 8 contest between Rivers United and Yobe Desert Stars, Joseph Onoja, emerged as the standout player, leading his team to a narrow victory.
Played at the electrifying Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos, Onoja’s exceptional performance propelled the Stanley Eguma-led side to a triumphant conclusion of the tournament.
The highly anticipated encounter between Rivers United and the Boys from Damaturu ended with a gripping scoreline of 1-0, favoring the Pride of Rivers and securing them the third spot in group B.
Despite a late red card reducing Rivers United to ten players in the 87th minute, the team displayed unwavering determination and resilience throughout the game.
Their winning goal came in the 25th minute, courtesy of the clinical finish from Kazie Enyinnaya, who capitalized on a meticulously crafted attacking move.
Enyinnaya’s goal ignited jubilation among the Rivers United faithful, providing a fitting conclusion to the tournament.
However, it was Joseph Onoja who truly stole the spotlight with his exceptional contributions on the pitch. His remarkable display earned him the well-deserved title of “match hero” following the conclusion of the enthralling clash.
As Rivers United bid farewell to the Naija Super 8 tournament, they do so with their heads held high, leaving fans eager to witness the future endeavors of the standout midfielder, Joseph Onoja.