We must work as a team to beat Wikki Tourist, Enyimba’s Chukwuka


Despite having a target of picking the three maximum points away, Enyimba’s duo of Onuwa Chukwuka and Andrew Abalogu have admitted that playing against Wikki Tourist in the North is indeed a tough nut to crack for the Aba Elephants.

Today at the Jos Township Stadium, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi will host Enyimba in the week six of the Nigeria Professional Football League and Abalogu believes the weather coupled with the huge fans base in the North sometimes make me away team to be intimidated but said that they are heading to Jos to clinch the three points.

“I must admit that it is not always easy playing in the North particularly with the weather as well as the huge crowd that football commands in that part of the country. We know what is at stake and we are hoping and believing we can beat them in their new base,” the wingback said.

For Chukwuka, the crucial win against Rivers United at the weekend would surely spur Enyimba against Wikki. “I think our win against Rivers United is key to our success in Jos. The win has once again motivated us to grow in confidence again after some setbacks. Wikki is not a pushover team and with most of us in Enyimba having played in that side of the country, I am sure we can turn the table against them in Jos particularly that the venue is not their original home,” the ex-MFM midfielder said.

Chukwuka, who is playing in his first season with the Aba Elephants having played five season with MFM of Lagos said he is aiming to use his stay with Enyimba to launch himself into the heart of foreign scouts. “I played five seasons with MFM and this is my first season with Enyimba and I am hoping that I can attract foreign clubs playing with this great club. The management of the team has been very supportive and we hope we can repay them by claiming continental slots and also be among the top teams in this abridged league,” the diminutive star said.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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