The Port Harcourt side head coach has said that there won’t be any going back on their next week resumption date to enable them ample time to prepare for next season

Rivers United head coach, Stanley Eguma has stated that the players of the Port Harcourt based side will resume for the new season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season on Monday, October 31 to enable the team sufficient time to prepare for the domestic campaign and the Caf Champions League competitions.

Players and officials of the Pride of Rivers embarked on three weeks break immediately they were hosted by the state governor, Nyesom Wike who rewarded the team despite pacing second on the league table last season and Eguma said that having observed the break it was time for the players and other officials to comeback because of the assignments on their hands.

“I have sent words to all my players that they are all expected back in Port Harcourt on Monday for the start of the next season’s preparations,” Eguma told Goal.

“We do not have much time to waste again and we want to resume early this term so that we can have enough time for ourselves. We are going to play in three competitions next season and we must be both physically and mentally ready too to achieve our set goals.”

Eguma expressed that he expects most of the players that were with the team to continue and that if they are going to add new players at all, it will be to solidify areas they noticed they needed improvement on and that they are also discussing with some clubs, notably Enyimba to look at the possibilities of re-signing two of their players they secured on loan last season.