In a rescheduled matchday nine fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Thursday Rivers United defeated ABS 2-0. The win saw Rivers United halt a run of three straight losses.
Goals from Christian Weli and Godbless Asamoah ensured victory for Rivers United. Weli opened the scoring for last season's runners-up in the 38th minute but he was taken off one minute after scoring and replaced with Asamoah.
Asamoah made sure of the three points for Rivers as he got on the score sheet in the 82nd minute. Despite the win, Rivers United remain 19th in the league table on 17 points but with three games in hand.