A brace from Chinedu Udechukwu secured the win for Katsina United who lost 3-0 to Plateau United in their last Nigeria Professional Football League game before the league went on break.
Katsina United took the lead in the eighth minute after Udechukwu finished off Isah Abdulrahman’s pass.
Udechukwu got on the score sheet again in the 63rd minute to make it 2-0 for Katsina after he headed in Eric Gwammy’s cross.
The win lifted Katsina United from 15th to 10th in the league table on 25 points.
Rivers United remains in the16th position with 21 points but have two outstanding games.