Rivers United FC is a Nigerian football club based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The club currently plays in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the country’s highest level of professional club football.
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Rivers United FC History
In 2016, Rivers United was established after the state government of Rivers was successful in obtaining authorization to combine Dolphins FC and Sharks FC. Both of the teams were managed by the state government, and off the field, the organizations were having trouble making ends meet. In 2015, the Sharks were demoted to the First Division, while the Dolphins just narrowly avoided the same fate thanks to a 2–2 tie on the season’s penultimate day.
As a direct consequence of the merger, the crest of Rivers United features both a shark and a dolphin. Stanley Eguma was given the position of first coach for Rivers, and he guided the team to a victory in their very first league encounter, beating Enyimba 1-0.
The club’s debut in the CAF Champions League came as a result of their second-place performance in the 2016 Nigerian Premier League, which qualified them for the competition. Rivers FC advanced from the preliminary round with a victory in the second leg of their match against AS Bamako of Mali. Esosa Igbinoba and Bernard Ovoke each scored a brace in the match. However, despite having a 3–0 lead after the first round, they were ousted by Al-Merrikh of Sudan 4–3 on aggregate, which meant they were eliminated in the first round.
Rivers United FC Stadium
In the Elekahia neighborhood of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, you’ll find the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, which is a stadium that may be used for a variety of events. The name “Liberation Stadium” was given to the stadium in the past.
At the present time, its principal function is to serve as a venue for the playing of football matches, and Rivers United F.C., which was once known as Dolphins F.C., considers it to be their home field. The stadium can accommodate up to sixteen thousand people at once.
In 2015, it was renamed in honor of the former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon.