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NPFL: WE HAVE TO MAKE IT COUNT __OLISA NDAH

MFON PATRICK

Akwa United and Super Eagles reliable defender Olisa Ndah has encouraged his team-mates to ensure they make good use of their chances on Match-day 7 when they engage Kano Pillars in Uyo on Saturday.

The centre-back who has regained full fitness following an injury he sustained on Match-day 3 against Abia Warriors, is in contention to start against Kano Pillars this weekend having taken part in all the team’s training sessions this week.

According to Ndah, ” I’m delighted to be back and train with the rest of my team-mates after that thigh injury. It has been a very difficult start for us and we have to hit the ground running starting with this game against Kano Pillars.

“It’s difficult to believe that we have just six points from a possible 18. We are playing very well and creating lots of chances in all our matches but the major issue has been converting those chances. Our coach Kennedy Boboye has inspired all of us; and our team is such that any player in the field can score. So, I’m optimistic that the story will change this weekend.

“The game against Kano Pillars is a crucial one and we need to put in our very best to ensure we make it count by securing maximum points on Saturday”.

The Promise Keepers are 15th on the NPFL table with six points from six matches comprising one win, three draws and two losses. Coach Boboye’s team will be aiming for their second victory of the season on Saturday against fifth – placed Kano Pillars who have never won or drawn a match against Akwa United in Uyo.

In their previous eight meetings, Akwa United have won four and Kano Pillars two, while two of those encounters ended in stalemates. Victory on Saturday will move Akwa United into the top half of the NPFL log.

The game which was originally fixed for Sunday 31st January, 2021 was brought forward to Saturday 30th January by the League Management Company LMC. It is scheduled to kick off by 4pm and will be played behind closed doors (without fans) and under strict Covid-19 guidelines.

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