NPFL Match Day 17 Preview : Abia Warriors vs Katsina United
Katsina United coach Abdullahi Biffo has been the talk of the city of Umuahia as he returns to haunt Abia Warriors when his club Katsina United trade tackles with them on Sunday in one of the most exciting fixtures of the matchday 17 at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
Biffo told www.fckatsinaunited.com that he is Umuahia to get positive points
“Yes, every team wants to win away from home and that is our aim as well. We have come to do our best here in Umuahia and hopefully we will get something to cheer us with at the end of the game,” he said.
“We are aware of the threat Abia Warriors will pose and we have done our assignment very well before coming to face them.
“They are in a very good form as they are six games unbeaten. We will do whatever it takes on the pitch to give them a run for their money.”.
Katsina United are going into this encounter on the back of their famous 2 – 1 victory over resilient and tactical Rivers United last weekend.
This victory will serve as the tonic needed to boost the players’ morale and confidence ahead of Sunday’s crunch tie in Umuahia
Abia Warriors, who are still elated over the away point picked in their last game after playing a goalless draw in Owerri against
Heartland, will approach this game with all level of seriousness so as to pick the maximum points and compensate their fans for their support
Katsina United will once again rely on leading scorer Martins Usule and assist leader in the league Destiny Ashadi to fire them to victory in Umuahia.
Abia Warriors will also be banking on Ndifreke Efiong to put the Katsina team to the sword with his goals.
‘The Changi Boys’ have the highest number of goals in the league thus far, they have scored 22, only Kano Pillars have got the same number of goals.
Lukman Muhammed, who suffered a knee injury against Akwa United fortnight ago is still recovering thus could not travel with the squad.
Yushau Garba is also out of the squad due to the groin injury he picked up in Lafia against Nasarawa United.
Both teams met last season in the league, Abia Warriors won the first leg 2 – 0 at the Umuahia Township Stadium and Katsina United won the reversed game 1 – 0 at the Muhammadu Disko Stadium in Katsina
Katsina United is third in the league with 23 points from 16 games. Their best position ever since they returned to the Nigeria elite league, while Abia Warriors are 12th on the league table with 21 points after 16 games.