Super Eagles and Warri Wolves goalkeeper Okiemute Marshall Odah has promised the Seasiders fans maximum point in Sunday’s Globacom Nigeria Professional Football League tie against leaders Enyimba in Aba.
Odah and his team-mates head into Sunday’s clash in second place on the NPFL log, six points behind their host with 68 points but the former Sharks man who spent four years with the Port Harcourt outfit between 2009-2013 following his return from Europe before joining the Seasiders is confident that his side can upstage the league favorites in front of their home crowd.
Odah who has had spells with Israeli sides Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan F.C and Maccabi Netanya F.C during his time in Europe told 366football.com in an exclusive interview that anything short of an outright victory in Aba will automatically destroy their chances of becoming 2014/15 NPFL champions.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank our fans for their support and their encouragement. On behalf of myself and my colleagues, i am promising them that we will try and do our best for them on Sunday to make them proud. We’re going to give everything to secure the three points in order to keep our chances of winning the league alive.
“Personally I think if I can replicate my home form of not conceding a goal in 15 games on Sunday, that would be a major boost to the team and that’s exactly my target in Aba. Doing so requires a whole lot but trust me I’ve been training hard and I’m promising the fans that I will do my best not to let in goal(s) in Aba come Sunday.
“We’ve been working very hard from the beginning of the season to achieve our season’s target which is winning the NPFL title. I think this would be the high point of the season for us and the fans who have shown us tremendous support.” Odah told 366football.com
On what to expect in Aba when his team files out against the 2010 winners, the 27-year old goal tender added;
“Like we all know, Sunday’s game is a very big and important tie for both teams considering what is at stake. I expect a tough clash at Aba because Enyimba need a point while we need an outright win but i believe my colleagues and everyone at Warri Wolves -the coaches and the management are all ready for the big day on Sunday.
“There have been complaints about the state of the Aba pitch and already we have made some enquiries and we’ve been told the pitch is bad. For some time now, there’s been plenty of sunshine so i think the pitch should be better on Sunday.
“I can assure the fans and all lovers of Warri Wolves that the state of the pitch will not in any way change our intention or our approach to the game. We just need to stay focus and put in our best to ensure a favorable result in Aba at the end of 90 minutes.” The former Maccabi Netanya F.C youth star added.
Odah was part of the squad that qualified Nigeria for the 2016 CHAN championship to staged in Rwanda.