Rivers United winger Bernard Ovoke has expressed delight after receiving a standing ovation from the Warri Wolves fans despite scoring the lone goal against the Seasiders during the match day 15 tie of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Ovoke’s goal against Wolves at the Warri City Stadium was his third in two games but it was his overall performance that delighted the supporters of the Ard Sluis led side.
“I was pleased to have received a standing ovation from the Warri Wolves fans.
“Right now, I am doing well, but I am still not yet back to my best. I was playing a lot better when I was at (former club) Bayelsa United but slowly, I am getting back there,” Ovoke told Rivers United moments after the game.
Rivers United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma also took the time to assess the performance of his charges.
“Beating Wolves was not easy but this is not the time to celebrate.
“We have other games to play. We will continue working hard until we achieve our set objectives,” Eguma said.
The Wolves assistant coach, Tosan Blankson cut a forlorn figure after the contest but advised fans of the club to remain steadfast ahead of upcoming matches.
“Football is just a game where you win, draw or lose. Today, we have lost but we can also win tomorrow.
“We can go to Ibadan and win (our next game against 3SC) so we are calling on the fans not to lose patience with us,” he said.
With the win Rivers United climb one place to fifth on the log with 25 points from 15 games while Wolves dropped three places as a result of the reverse and are now in 12th place with 19 points from 14 matches.