The game ought to have taken place on January 31st but the Ikon Allah Boys asked for its postponement as the Confluence Stadium was under use by the Kogi State Government by that time.
Ubido in a brief chat noted that it is imperative for them to pick at least a point against their hosts to commend the effort of the state government for airlifting them closer to the venue of the match so that they won’t complain of fatigue ahead of the encounter.
“It is a game that we can’t afford to lose. Niger Tornadoes are not playing very well presently and I feel it is best time to face them,” Ubido told Goal.
“We must also show our appreciation to the state government and the management of our team led by our hard working chairman, Chibuzor Etuemena for attracting the pact with the Dana Air which has made our movement to league matches very easy.
“We will work our socks out to ensure that we get something out of the match. We arrived Abuja in peace and left for Lokoja almost immediately after our arrival. We are in high spirits and are ready to shock our hosts,” he disclosed.
Heartland are 16th in the league table with seven points from six games.