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Osunwa, Ojo berate eliminated Rivers United for being overconfident


Rivers United. PHOTO: OwnGoal Nigeria

Former Dolphins of Port Harcourt star, whose current club, Al Merreikh of Sudan eliminated Rivers United from the CAF Champions League last weekend, has blamed the Nigerians for being overconfident after winning the first leg in Port Harcourt 3-0.

Al Merreikh defeated Rivers United 4-0 to win the tie on 4-3 aggregate. Speaking after the encounter in Omdurman, Osunwa told that they should learn that no game is won before the final whistle.

“Next time, they (Rivers United) should try not to relax when they have a 3-0 first leg advantage. “They must also work hard in the second leg. Those were the major lapses I noticed in the Rivers United side and they fell (in Omdurman).

“This is football where you cannot predict what can happen in 90 minutes. “The coach was so upset about the first game in Port Harcourt. (But) he also knew that we (the players) were really tired before the game.

“We (simultaneously) play in the Arab Champions League, the Caf Champions League plus the domestic league and Cup.

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