In spite of the unenviable position of Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table, the players still have the belief that the club will not be relegated.
Captain of the club, Austin Festus said that the team will do all it can in the field of play to win the remaining five matches.
He stated that his players have learnt their mistakes; most especially the blunder committed in the match against Katsina United which actually put the club in relegation list currently.
Festus said this in an exclusive interview with Tidesports yesterday in Port Harcourt., saying that they will not go to the lower division.
Rivers United FC on Monday played one all draw against visiting Katsina United in one of the Week 33 games. Their opponents got the equalizer almost in regulation time, a win would have lifted the Pride of Rivers’ to at least 14th position on the log.
According to him, his team will prove followers of NPFL and fans wrong this season, adding that they must surely escape relegation against all odds.
“We have good players in the team but we had difficult season, besides, injuries also contributed to our bad season. What I know full well is that the club will not go to relegation,” Festus said.