Rivers United beats Villarreal 1-0 in Spain
Nigerian Professional Football League side, Rivers United have continued their fine pre-season form as they defeated Villarreal B team 0-1 in their first tune up game in Spain.
The coach, Stanley Eguma’s side flew to Spain after piping Enugu Rangers to the NPFL Super Four trophy and have started their campaign in the European country on a bright note.
Ivorian Striker, Guy Kemian headed home in the 24th minute to hand the Nigerian side a 1-0 victory over Villarreal B at Ciudad Deportiva Valenciana on Wednesday.
The Spaniards also had their moments, particularly in the 88th minute when Leandro’s strike flew inches wide off Sunday Rotimi’s left hand post.
Rivers United goalkeeper, Rotimi had an impressive game denying the Yellow Submarines time and again, either side of the break with impressive stops.
The match is United’s first in Spain where they are currently embarking on their fifth and final phase of pre-season preparations.
Eguma was pleased with the experience of playing against the Spanish side.
He told reporters after the game, “This was an action-packed game and it was good to win.
“Technically, we learned a lot and it will help us as we prepare for domestic and continental matches
United will face CD Roda in their next pre-season game on Monday, December 19.