Imama Amapakabo expects El Kanemi Warriors' victory against Akwa United

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After yet another slip-up at home against Rivers United, the Borno Army gaffer is confident his side will subdue the Promise Keepers

El Kanemi Warriors head coach Imama Amapakabo has backed his team to secure maximum points when they face Akwa United at the Maiduguri Township Stadium on Thursday.

Sunday's 1-1 stalemate with Rivers United means the relegation-haunted Borno Army have recorded four home draw this season, leaving them in 17th on the log with 23 points from 20 outings.

Despite the setback, the gaffer lauded his team's fightback, though lamented their wastefulness in front of goal, and now eyes their first win in three games in a row against the Promise Keepers.

"We had the game under control from the very first minute," Amapakabo told media.

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"We had several chances in front of goal but couldn’t convert them and unfortunately we conceded a goal that came out of noting.

"I'm impressed with my players and the manner in which they managed to soak pressure and fought back. We were not calm and clinical in front of goal and I think that it was not a good day for us but most importantly we were able to get a draw. 

"We will continue to push as we shift focus to our next match against Akwa United and hoping to ground our a victory. With our performance now, I expect us to bounce back."