Goalkeeper Abiodun Akande was originally Rivers United’s third choice goalkeeper behind Rotimi Sunday and Femi Thomas, but the former junior international has steadily wormed his way into the heart of the manager, Stanley Eguma, with brilliant outings, in recent matches.

Akande’s performance earned him man-of-the-match award against ABS as he frustrated efforts made by the home side to put the ball behind him to confirm his progress.

“I had a good game to emerge man-of-the-match at ABS. However, I am determined to be at my best in any match I am fielded. I thank God for my progress at Rivers United,” he stated.

As Eguma prepares for today’s Match-day 30 clash against Sunshine Stars, Akande could just get the nod to continue from where he stopped at ABS.

“There is nothing like former team to me as I don’t want to concede against any team,” he said.
Since exiting the continent, United defeated MFM at home and a point on the road at ABS to move to 13thposition on the log. The Eguma tutored side is unbeaten in three matches.