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Nigeria’s rising star, Tobi Adewole, leads Riverhounds Against Atlanta

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The United State Soccer League (USL) continues tomorrow with fifth placed Pittsburgh Riverhounds, featuring Nigeria’s rising star, Tobi Adewole, hosting 11th placed Atlanta United in a match that holds a lot for both teams.<br />Photo: Twitter/RiverhoundsSC

The United State Soccer League (USL) continues tomorrow with fifth placed Pittsburgh Riverhounds, featuring Nigeria’s rising star, Tobi Adewole, hosting 11th placed Atlanta United in a match that holds a lot for both teams.

Speaking ahead of the match, 22-year-old Adewole, who scored the only goal that earned his side victory over Cincinnati penultimate weekend said he is eyeing yet another victory.

“We want to get a win at home and keep a shutout,” he said yesterday, adding that my personal targets include winning every tackle and header, keep a shutout and try to get on the score sheet.”

Pittsburgh Riverhounds have never lost a match this term. They have played five matches out of which, they won two, drew three, scoring seven goals and conceded two.

Their opponents in tomorrow’s match, Atlanta United, have won one, drew three and lost one with six points in the process.

Adewole is one of the players that have played every minute since the beginning of the six week-old season and has put up sterling performances that have given him hope of a place in Nigerian Olympics team.

“I just hope and pray that I play for my fatherland,” he said, adding, “I have always felt more connected to the Nigerian national team, keeping up with most of their games and successes.”


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