Rivers United has unveiled new players that will represent the football club in the 2018 football season.
The unveiling ceremony took place on Saturday at the club’s home ground, the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Apart from the new players, Chief Coach, Ndubuisi Nduka, was also unveiled.
Prince Aggrey, who was among the footballers unveiled, expressed readiness to give his all to the Pride of Rivers in the upcoming campaign.
“I will wear the number 10 jersey and I understand the responsibility that comes with that,” Aggrey assured.
“I think my contribution will act as a big plus to the team.
“Most of the new players that have joined the club are good players; quality players and I believe we will contribute in making this club the best in Nigeria.”
Also speaking after the unveiling ceremony, attacking midfielder, Ochowechi ‘Oche’ Salefu, noted that he will look to replicate his displays from last season when he donned the strips Remo Stars, this term, at United.
“I want to do even better than what I did for Remo Stars here at Rivers United,” Salefu stated.
On his part, the General Manager of Rivers United FC, Chief Okey Kpalukwu, explained that it was imperative for the supporters and fans of the club to have a ‘proper glimpse of their new stars’ before the 2018 NPFL season officially kicks off.
Kpalukwu said: “We want to make this a tradition as our objective remains becoming the foremost football club in Nigeria.
“It is very important that everyone involved with our football club gets a proper glimpse of their new stars before our first game of the season against El Kanemi Warriors on Sunday.
“We want to do well in the 2018 season and everyone at the club, in all departments, is seriously going about their business to see that set objectives are met at the end of the season.”
The unveiling ceremony was attended by the club’s Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma; Co-ordinator General, Bashiru Badawiy; Supporters Club Chairman, Comrade Franklin Owhor; as well as supporters and fans.
Rivers United will open her 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League campaign on January 14 against El Kanemi Warriors at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.
The new players are: Emeka Nwabulu (Goalkeeper), Samuel Ganda (Right back), Bamba Bakary (Left back), Balogun Akeem (Centre half/Right back), Gbadebo Samson (Centre half).
Ikeleji Bello (Centre half/Defensive midfielder), Sunday Afolabi (Defensive midfielder), Eneji Otekpa (Midfielder), Koffi Roland (Attacking midfielder), Morris Chebem (Attacking midfielder).
Othee are Ochowechi ‘Oche’ Salefu (Attacking midfielder), Prince Aggrey (Forward), Samuel Akinbinu (Forward), Malachi Ohawume (Forward) and Elum Sochima (Forward).
Meanwhile, Robert Cole and Obinze Godwin were recalled from loan.