Rivers United FC

Rivers United FC


Rivers United Football Club is a professional football club based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State that participates in the Nigerian Professional Football League, the highest level of domestic Nigerian football.

Rivers United is a composite team with the merger of Sharks F.C. and Dolphins F.C.

The team crest contains both a shark and a dolphin as a result of the merge.

Nickname(s): The Pride of Rivers

Head Coach: Stanley Eguma

Home Ground: Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State (Capacity 30,000)

The club finished second in the 2016 Nigerian Premier League which qualified them for the 2017 CAF Champions League for the first time. A four-goal second-leg win over Mali's AS Bamako with Esosa Igbinoba and Bernard Ovoke each scoring braces put Rivers past the preliminary round.

However, they were eliminated by Sudan's Al-Merrikh 4–3 on aggregate in the first round after losing a 3–0 first-round lead.

Rivers United has had a fair cast of famous Nigerian players including Victor Ezeji who holds the record of enjoying the longest career spell of 20 years in the NPFL.

Others are Sunday Rotimi, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Kelechi Osunwa, a junior international who also had brief calls to the Super Eagles and former long term captain, Ahmed Abdulrahman. 

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