Rivers United winger, Bernard Ovoke showed signs of returning to his best with a mesmerising display capped with a goal in his club’s 1-0 win over Remo Stars in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game in Port Harcourt wednesday.
The winger slammed home Emeka Ogbugh’s low cross from close range after impressive work by Ivorian forward, Guy Keumian.
United started tentatively and were almost made to pay the price in the 23rd minute when Abiodun Awoyemi headed wide from two yards after he was played in with a delightful ball by Edozie Ewelike.
A minute later, Victor Mbaoma came close to scoring for the visitors again but he scoffed at his effort from 20 yards.
Remo Stars were made to pay for their profligacy in the 41st minute as Ovoke turned home from close range just before half time.
The win lifts United up to 13th on the log with 24 points from 19 matches while Remo Stars remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the log with 19 points from 19 matches.
Remo showed signs of stirring from hibernation in the second half but found clear cut goal scoring opportunities difficult to come by.
Guy Keumian missed a glorious opportunity to double the hosts’ advantage late in the game but still held on to record a crucial win.