“The players will see it a bit different because the setting is actually different. What is at stake is actually different from what is obtainable at the level of the NPFL and we are going to see a situation whereby both sides will come out because they know what it means to play at the group stage of the competitions”Osho told npfl.ng.
“It is a platform that they can use to express themselves and let people know what they can do. Nobody wants to lose that kind of opportunity and I foresee a situation where both sides will want to come out for each other but I see it as more of a celebration of the NPFL on Sunday.
Former Enyimba Vice Captain Ifeanyi Anaemena who currently plight his trade with Rivers claim the clash will be emotional for him “To be honest, it is going to be an emotional game for me, knowing that I have played in Enyimba for a very long time and it’s a club that have a good pedigree when it comes to the continent and even in the NPFL,” Anaemena told npfl.ng.
Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
Assistant referees: Nabil Bounoua, Bouabdallah Omari (Algeria)
Fourth official: Abderazzek Arab (Algeria)
Match Commissioner: Albert Commey Aryeetey (Ghana)
Referee Assessor: Bonaventure Codja (Bénin)
COVID-19 Officer: Salami Abdulrahim Onimisi (Nigeria)