Akwa United’s Mfon Udoh has revealed that the Promise Keepers are going for broke against El Kanemi Warriors in their determination to hold on to the top spot of the top-flight Group B beyond this weekend.
The Promise Keepers ascended to the top of Group B table following a run of eight unbeaten games in which they amassed 20 points from a possible 24 and they will be hoping to continue their impressive run on Sunday against the team that defeated them on the opening day of the season in Uyo.
Udoh who was in that first game of the season which they lost at the death after their goalkeeper, Olorunleke Ojo mistimed his run in his desperation to ensure that his team score in the dying moments of the game and El Kanemi attacker dispossessed him of the ball and went ahead to net the winner said that they are well prepared for the return leg and will give the fixture their best shot.
"The game on Sunday will be a tough one, considering the fact that it will involve the two top teams in the Group,” Udoh told the club media.
“We are on top of the log on superior goal difference but this is an opportunity for us to take our pound of flesh and redeem ourselves from that opening day defeat to El-Kanemi Warriors in Uyo. We didn't deserve to lose that match at home because we played well that day but that is football. We have corrected some of those early mistakes and our confidence is at the highest level, so we have to give our very best to ensure we get the desired result because we have been motivated and inspired for this crucial encounter.
"I'm particularly very happy with the way our league is developing, teams are winning and picking vital points away from home, so this is a big motivation for all the players and teams that if you play well irrespective of the venue, that you can win any match. By the special grace of God, I want to continue scoring goals for my team so we can win as many games as possible and also achieve our aim at the end of the season.”
Akwa United are on top of the NPFL Group B with 22 points from 12 games only on goals difference ahead of El Kanemi who have the same number of points as the Promise Keepers from the same number of matches.