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No team can stop Katsina United, says Obinna Eleje

7:20 PM SGT 5/10/18
Destiny Ashadi - Katsina United
The Chanji Boys striker has reaffirmed his confidence that neither Sai Masu Gida nor the People’s Elephant can stop their Federation Cup march

Katsina United‘s Obinna Eleje has insisted that Kano Pillars or Enyimba won’t be their problem when they lock horns against the winners between the two teams in the semi-final of the 2018 Federation Cup.

The Chanji Boys defeated Kwara United 3-1 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos to earn their place in the last four but they must wait until Sunday before knowing their opponents with Sai Masu Gida and the People’s Elephant expected to square up at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe.

Reflecting on their upcoming fixture with either of both teams, Eleje disclosed that they are not losing any sleep regarding their likely semi-final opponents because they know the two teams very well and will be glad to face any of them.

“We don’t have any problem with any of the teams that win on Sunday because we know the two teams very well and will up against them. We are not afraid of them but are patiently waiting until Sunday,” he told Goal.

“We didn’t play our best game against Kwara United but we were fortunate to progress because we took our chances. It was one of our poorest games this season but we managed to pull through because we were determined to make a name for ourselves this year.

“We have played Enyimba recently and even though we lost the game 1-0 those that watched the game will tell which team was better. We didn’t deserve to lose that game at all because we played very well and Enyimba can also admit that they were just lucky to beat us.

“We also faced Kano Pillars during the regular season and they knew that they didn’t have it easy against us. We are relaxed and know that we are going to be up against either of the two teams that we know very well. Our objective is to progress to the final and we are still on course.”

Eleje scored a brilliant goal against J. Atete during the group stage which is still being talked about and the striker noted that it was a well worked out strike that came from their painstaking effort at training sessions.

He affirmed that he will continue to offer his services to his team whenever needed either as goals scorer or providing crucial assists as they target the Federation Cup crown before the middle of October.

“I loved the strike against J. Atete because it was a goal that was initiated from our constant practice at training and it was the reason I celebrated the strike with my teammates very well,” he continued.

“I am delighted to either help my team with goals or assists and I am looking forward to offering help in such way when our semi-final opponent is known. I am celebrating my birthday on October 29 and I will like to drink from the Federation Cup crown. We are working towards it.”