Enyimba midfielder, Jonah Abutu is itching for the second round of the 2014 Glo Premier League season to kick off so that he can help his team wrestle the top position from current leaders, Kano Pillars.
The combative midfielder feels Pillars will not be a stumbling block to his title dreams with the People’s Elephant because that dream was what precipitated his move to the two-time Caf Champions League winners.
There is the little issue of Nembe City in the round of 16 of the Federation Cup to contend with, but Abutu feels Nembe cannot stop their quest to retain the crown they won in the 2013 edition of the competition.
“Nembe City cannot stop our double dreams. We respect them but we are going to be at our best to make sure our objectives for this season remain intact,” he told supersport.com from Akure, where Enyimba will tackle Nembe City in the Federation Cup.
“This is why I came to Enyimba. I came to win titles and I believe we can achieve that with this team.
“Enyimba are the current champions of the Federation Cup and we hope to defend the title. The game against Nembe who also play in the Glo Premier League will be tough, but we have enough within our ranks to win the match,” he said.[eap_ad_2]
The former Sharks player also revealed that Kadiri Ikhana’s return to Aba is a good omen for the team as they aim to win on both domestic fronts.
The former Falcons and Kano Pillars coach made a mid-season move to Enyimba from Giwa FC and Abutu reckons this will only motivate the players more because they have one of the most experienced coach in the land.
“Coach Ikhana is class. He makes us work extremely hard at training and pushes us to give a hundred per cent all the time.
“He knows Aba very well, and he is experienced enough to help us win the double because he has been there before and knows what to do.
“I hope to play more than I did in the first round because I am fully fit now. We want to dispatch off Nembe City and also get the second round off on a good note. The double is possible,” Abutu revealed to supersport.com
Enyimba finished the first half of the season in fifth place with 29 points from 19 round of matches. (supersport.com)[eap_ad_3]