Enugu – With a draw and a win from its last two games in the ongoing Enugu State Football League, Owokeen FC of Akwuke, says its players are set to beat Olicon of Coal Camp.
Owokeen’s Coach Stephen Edoga told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu that the club’s target was to beat Olicon in their last Group B match.
NAN reports that Owokeen will be going into the match on Thursday with four points from their last two matches.
The Akwuke side had drawn 1-1 against Opi United of Nsukka and beat Disdevt in Afrik of Ogui New Layout, Enugu 3-0 on Tuesday.
Edoga told NAN that his players had done well by picking four points from their last two group matches but needed to up their game in the must win encounter.
“We still have a mountain to climb against Olicon FC and that match is a must win, so we need to up our game.
“Olicon FC is not a small club and they showed it against Disdevt in Afrik by beating the Ogui New Layout side 2-1, so, to underrate them will be to our own detriment.
“Our main target is to become the 2016 Enugu State League champions and that is why we are serious with our training,’’ he said.
In a similar development, the coach of Opi United of Nsukka, Charles Echefuna, expressed satisfaction with the four points they had garnered in the same Group B.
Opi Utd had secured a 1-1 draw with Owokeen FC and then got the maximum three points with 3-1 victory over Strikers FC of Abakpa Nike, Enugu on Tuesday also.
“We have four points from the two matches we have played so far and we need victory in our last group match against Disdevt in Afrik to secure passage to the next round.
“We hope to win the next match, in fact, it is a must win for us if we still hope to do well in the competition,’’ the coach said.
Echefuna urged the referees to leverage their officiating to ensure a good record at the competition. (NAN)