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Abia Warriors' Emmanuel Deutsch expects tough match against Rivers United

9:49 PM MYT 06/05/2018
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The Uchendu Warriors will confront the Pride of Rivers in a reverse fixture on Sunday and the gaffer looks forward to a difficult tie

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."