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UNITED KICK OFF SEASON LOOKING FOR GOOD FORTUNE

05 / 05 / 2016

FK Fortūna / Ogre
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Riga United FC take on Fortuna Ogre away in the opening match of the Riga division season.

Kick off: 5/5/2016 - 19:45
Venue: Ogre

It’s been a long time coming and, after all the pre-season games, we have finally reached the start of the season.  Tonight, Riga United head out to Ogre for a 19:45 kick off vs Fortuna Ogre. Riga are looking at a fresh start as they look to rid the demons from last year’s games, losing 5-1 and 1-0.  

As mentioned, this is a new season with new opportunities for players to shine. United have had a fantastic preseason, winning the majority of their matches and looking strong as a unit. Cohesion and stamina will be key to this season, everyone at the club knows what this team is capable of. Sadly, manager Mo Awada is unable to get to the game but looking at the strength of the team, this is what he had to say: “The lads have been working really hard in preseason; it's the best preseason I think we've ever had. The lads are ready to show the fruits of their hard work”.  Looking at the season ahead, he continued: “It will be a long hard season. We are all excited and ready to embrace it and show what we can do.”

So tonight player/coach Alex Alunāns will be overseeing the team and Awada has full faith in him that he can do the job: “"Unfortunately I will miss the opening game of the season, but I fully trust my captain Alex to set up the team well and motivate them.” This will be a very different and competitive Riga United from the one last year and if they stick to their game plan, United could well walk away with something from tonight’s game.  

Finally, when asked if Awada had anything to say to the team, he commented “Good luck to the lads tonight... I will have my ways of getting info on the game.”  

The RUSG and Riga United FC wish the guys the very best of luck!