Rivers United forward Naibe Akpesiri was delighted after their victory over Wikki Tourists.
Ebube Duru scored the both goals in the 2-0 win.
He told Lodgexpress.com, “It was brilliant. We knew it was going to be a tough tie. We fought, showed great team spirit and it feels so amazing.
“We played really well in the first half, we just missed some goal chances but that happens. We showed great character to break their stronghold and score the both goals. It shows the general character of the team.
“We have to remain calm, take it game by game, work hard and win the next game. That’s the mindset of everyone here.”
On two-goal hero, Ebube Duru, Naibe Akpesiri added;
“Full-backs and wingers like to provide assists and if you get the opportunity as a striker, you always want to be scoring from their chances as well.
“But in this case it was a great evening for Duru. I think he will take a lot of confidence from that and keep scoring more goals.
“He is blessed with a wand of a left foot to be honest and if he keeps performing this way, he could really be a very dangerous weapon down the left flank.
“He has an incredible physical strength and quality, he must prove that he wants to become the best every day.”