Lobi Stars’ Paul Udeh warns against underrating Standard FC

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The defender has charged the Pride of Benue not to underestimate the non league side when they clash on Monday

Lobi Stars’ Paul Udeh has warned his side against underrating Standard FC in Monday's Federation Cup Round of 64 encounter.

The Pride of Benue are seeking a double after emerging the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League kings and a win in Abuja will see them qualify for the next phase of the competition.

And the defender is eager to see his Makurdi based outfit hit the ground running in this year's competition at the expense of the less fancied rookie side.

“For me, they (Standard FC) are a good team. The bad thing for them is they are a non-league team but that doesn’t mean we’ll just roll over them,” Udeh told Goal.

“We have to be cautious and get our first win. It’s something very important [to qualify].  First that we win. It’s an important game, this is our first in the Federation Cup and it’s at a neutral venue, and since we’ve won the league, we must prove it to all.

“This is important for your confidence. I hope the game - everything goes well and we win and qualify to the next round. I have no doubt but we must not make a mess of ourselves.”

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