Emmanuel Deutsch expects a tough match as his Abia Warriors side prepare to take on Rivers United in a reverse league fixture at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Sunday.
The Uchendu Warriors ended their five-match winless run courtesy of goals from Ndifreke Effiong and Samson Obi against Stanley Eguma's side at the Umuahia Stadium a week ago.
And the Cameroonian gaffer, who was pleased with the win has acknowledged the quality of his hosts but insists that they will be ready to give them a good fight.
“We worked very hard all through the week because we know that Rivers United is a very good team," Deutsch told media.
“They are very tough and physical but we worked on a system that will help us to win the match [a week ago].
"I started with a 4-4-2 formation at the beginning and switched to 3-5-1-1 through the middle but in the end, we changed to 4-3-3.
“Rivers United is a very good physically and compact. They are very tall and my attackers are very short but we are ready to challenge them."