NPFL: Eguma’s philosophy inhibited me at Rivers United

NPFL: Eguma’s philosophy inhibited me at Rivers United

Akwa United left back Gabriel Wassa is hopeful of reenacting his best form with his new side after he was officially unveiled as an Akwa player at the weekend.

Wassa had a stellar 2015/16 season with Niger Tornadoes and became one of the most sought after wing backs in the division leading to Rivers United landing his signature in January last year.

Wassa, 22, however failed to live up to his high ratings in Port Harcourt and was consequently released by the club at the end of the season as reported here. ( )

The left wing back stated reasons for his struggles under the Stanley Eguma led Rivers United. “Last season was a very hard season for me,” acknowledged Wassa. “Though I faced one or two injuries, but due to the pattern of play of coaches over there (at Rivers United), it was not okay with my pattern of play,” he explained.

One of Wassa’s few appearances for Rivers United came in their final Confederation Cup group game at FUS Rabat in July. At Akwa United, he will have the chance to have another go at the Confederation Cup and he sees success already. “I believe my coming here at Akwa United will be a successful one.

“I can only promise you that you are going to see a different ball game from me (at Akwa United).”

Akwa United will begin their 2017/18 league campaign with a home game against 2015/16 champions Rangers at the Nest of Champions next Sunday. They have also been drawn against Gambian side Banjul Hawks in the Confederation Cup elimination round.

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