By Ime Bassey
Gombe United Chairman, Alhaji Auwalu Musa Umar has disclosed that his team will pick an away victory before the end of the season and finish among the top ten teams in the league.
Alhaji Umar spoke with Inside Out Premier League from his base in Gombe, stressing that the return of the team to Pantami Stadium has also contributed to its present form.
“By the grace of God we will win all our home matches and struggle for away points by winning one away game. I am optimistic that with our present performance, we will get one away win before the end of the season.
“We have done better than the first half. We started well at the beginning of the season but lost grip towards the end of the first stanza. I am happy as we have been able to find our rhythm, most especially picking away points and winning all our home matches except one we loss 1-2,” Alhija Umar said.
On the team’s return to its Pantami home ground, the chairman said, “it has given us the opportunity to play in front of our home fans to support us. My aim at the end of the season is for Gombe United to be among the top ten teams. I know the gap is wide but it is achievable,” he added.
We play better against big teams -Ogborodi, Fuludu
In view of its dream of being part of the continent’s club showpiece next season, Warri Wolves will this Sunday entertain Enyimba of Aba and must pick all three points if it can.
In a chat with Inside Out Premier League after the team’s laboured 1-0 win over struggling Ilorin Side, Bukola Babes at the Warri Township Stadium, the team’s assistant coach, Mike Ogborodi said the team will grab all three points because they do play better against big sides.
“The boys always play better against big teams. I am sure we will defeat Enyimba here on Sunday because we can’t afford not to get a continental ticket. I know the pressure is on us to keep up the pace with Kano Pillars who are two points ahead of us, but I know we will not slip,” Ogborodi said.
Speaking in furtherance of the club’s aim, the team’s Director of Football, Edema Fuludu stressed that his office is working tirelessly to ensure the team wins its remaining home games.
“If we win our remaining home games, we are sure of our dream in the continent. I can assure you that we will not slip in our pursuit because the boys are aware of this goal,” Fuludu said.