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The Ikon Allah Boys host the Masu Gida this weekend and the winger insists the onus will be more on the four-time NPFL champions

Niger Tornadoes Wilfred Ammeh says Kano Pillars will be under pressure to perform when the two sides lock horns in a Nigeria topflight encounter on Sunday.

The Ikon Allah Boys sit in fifth place, five points behind leaders Plateau United and a win against Sai Masu Gida would improve the Lafia outfit's standing.

With the management of Pillars having parted ways with Kadiri Ikhana following a string of poor results, Ammeh feels the onus is on the former league champions rather than Tornadoes.

"They're under more pressure than we are," Ammeh told Goal. 

"That doesn't make us have any less desire to get in there but we have probably got a bit more freedom than them.

"There is pressure on us too, though, because we've loved every minute of being in the top five this year. It's been fantastic.

"That's what we want. We've proved we can play against the best and that's where we want to do all the time. 

With tough fixtures on the cards for Tornadoes, Ammeh urged his teammates to continue working hard in order to improve their fortune. 

"We shouldn't think about the fierce games on our table. We simply need to try to double our efforts and try to have a say at the top. We have what it takes to be competing with the big teams," he said.

"Against the top teams, we've been magnificent. On big occasions and big games, we've proved we can play against anyone."

"That will suit us. We'll raise our game and get points out of those games and hopefully that will be enough for us," he concluded.