The People’s Elephant are seventh with nine points from six games but are yet to pick a point in Maiduguri in nearly four years and Alalade counseled in an interview that nothing stops them from ending their bad away spell against the Borno Army on Sunday if they take the tie very seriously.
“We still have our destiny in our hands as these are early days in the league. We can afford to make mistakes now and correct them before long. El Kanemi Warriors are very tough at home and the fact that they drew against Kano Pillars in their last game in Maiduguri will make the game harder,” Alalade told Goal.
“We can withstand whatever pressure that is thrown at us if we are determined to do our best. History of results against them in Maiduguri may favour them presently but we can alter things on our own starting from this tie.
“We need to be determined more than ever to go there and show them what we can do. They may have the support of their fans but our names will speak for us if we are ready to make history on Sunday,” he urged.
Alalade joined Enyimba from ABS at the beginning of the season and has started the season impressively.