Chinedu Udechukwu believes seven-time winners of the Nigerian Professional Football League, Enyimba Football Club stands a good chance of sealing qualification for the playoff round when they visit Katsina United on the final day of the regular season reports Completesports.com.
A win for the People’s Elephant against the Changi Boys will guarantee passage to the playoff, regardless results at other venues.
Usman Abd’Allah’s men can also pull through with less favourable results, as only MFM, who face Sunshine Stars in Akure, can displace the former African Champions from the top three with a win.
While Udechukwu says the team will give their ‘best’ to avoid any final day collapse, the forward is aware that Enyimba’s aims will be met by stiff opposition from their hosts, who are in need of a win to make certain of beating the drop.
“It won’t be easy,” Udechukwu said in his pre-match interview.
“It will be very tough because anytime Enyimba and Katsina meet the people in Katsina, everybody is on their toes, so it will be very tough.
“Enyimba have every opportunity to qualify. Even (with) a loss in the game against Katsina United, there’s a possibility we will qualify for the super six and Katsina United with their current situation now, I know it won’t be easy for us. But I know it’s football, anything can happen so we are going there to do the best we can.”
Udechukwu who joined Enyimba from Katsina United at the start of the season also relishes the chance to play against his former side and interact with the local fans again
“It’s a good thing. They are my people and I would love to play against them. They appreciate me coming and I’m happy to be with them once more because it’s been a while.”