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NPFL: The Sunshine Stars clash like a cup final – Rivers United coach, Ijeoma

Rivers United boss Stanley Ijeoma said his side would approach Thursday’s clash against the Sunshine Stars like a “cup final”.

The two teams will meet in a second-round match at the Ondo State Sports Complex on Thursday.

Sunshine Stars drew Duma United 1-1 in their opening match.

On the other hand, Rivers United defeated the defending champions, Lobby Stars 2-1.

The Sunshine Stars have the best head-to-head, with a record of 11 wins and eight draws from the 25 matches between the two teams.

“You know it’s harder to defend the trophy than to win it because all eyes are on us (Rivers United),” Ijeoma said before the match.

“Every team wants to topple Rivers United, so we have to treat all our matches like a cup final.”

NPFL: The Sunshine Stars clash like a cup final – Rivers United coach, Ijeoma

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