Niger Tornadoes manager Abdullahi Biffo says they want to beat Rivers United for their home fans as both sides clash in the match day six of the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Tornadoes currently sit in 15th place on the NPFL standings with four points from five matches but this is a side that can score goals.
Abdullahi Biffo’s charges have scored in all but one of their opening five fixtures this season but they come up against a United side that sit in fifth place on the log and have netted in all five of their games this term.
Biffo has no injury concerns and says his side is ready to put the Port Harcourt club to the sword on Sunday.
“The fans want a victory and that is what the players want too. Our position on the log is not encouraging so to improve it, we have to go all out for an outright win against Rivers United,” Biffo said.
Tornadoes currently play their home fixtures away from their traditional home ground; the Minna Township Stadium due to refurbishment work at their home lair.
They have since made the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, their home ground where they have amassed four points from a possible six.
Biffo does not think playing home games away from Minna is a problem for his side.
“That we play in Lokoja does not affect our results. It is quite clear that in the Nigerian league today, if you have a good team, you can play anywhere (and get a good result).
“We don’t really miss playing in Minna (from a footballing perspective).
“The only thing we miss are the fans who will always come out in their numbers to cheer us to victory when we play in Minna,” he said.