Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna says it will end the 16 home match winning streak of El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in Sunday’s encounter in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League.
Players of the club, Ebenezer Odeyemi and Lukas Yahaya, told journalists on Thursday before the team left Minna for Maiduguri, Borno State that the players were determined to cause an upset during the match.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that both Odeyemi and Yahaya played for the Desert Soldiers in the last season and now play for Tornadoes.
Odeyemi, with two goals already to his name, said Coach Abubakar Bala of Niger Tornadoes has the technical ability to ensure that the team secured the three maximum points in Maiduguri.
Odeyemi said: “I believe that there is always a start to everything in life; we have the skills to beat El Kanemi at home because I know the crop of players that make up our squad.
“We will break their record of winning home matches. It is very possible we will go there and pick a point or the maximum points.”
Odeyemi said if the chances were provided he hoped to score a goal for Tornadoes against his former club, adding: “If the goal comes it would be celebrated as it is the beauty of football.
“I believe I will definitely score because I know what to do on the pitch.”
According to striker, the team is improving with every match and the Warriors would lock horns with better prepared Tornadoes.
Yahaya also said though El Kanemi was a good side, Niger Tornadoes would not leave Maiduguri on Sunday without a point.
Yahaya said: “I pray that we will be the first to break the Maiduguri jinx.”
NAN reports that El Kanemi Warriors has so far won the 16 matches played at home this season.