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Wikki Tourists hopeful of a win against Enyimba to ease tension

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Wikki Tourists hopeful of a win against Enyimba to ease tension

Following a four-match ultimatum issued to the coaching crew of Nigeria Professional Football League side Wikki Tourists by the club’s management, the side has drawn one game, won one, lost another, and are strongly in need of a win in their Wednesday’s clash against Enyimba.

The team Captain, Mustapha Ibrahim, says he understands that “the clash against Enyimba is quite crucial” as they need to put up a convincing performance to avoid whatever unfavourable decision that could be taken by the management.

The Bauchi Elephant’s management on March 13 handed the coaching crew and players a top-flight four-match ultimatum to perform or be booted out. After which, Wikki drew 1-1 with MFM FC at home and later defeated Katsina United 2-1, but lost their last game against Remo Stars 2-1 away.

The pressure on the team increased last week when Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, who said the performance of club in recent past was an embarrassment to the State, gave a marching order after meeting with the management of the Team that “if by the middle of this season in April I have not seen impressive performance, I will not hesitate to change the management of the Team and bring those that are ready to restore the good name of the Club.”

However, ahead of the crucial tie against the Aba side, the team’s captain and right back, Mustapha Ibrahim, has said his side have steeled themselves for the challenge and will do everything humanly possible to earn a convincing win against the People’s Elephants at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi.

“Right now there is tensed atmosphere around us may be after our expected win against Enyimba tomorrow (Wednesday) the tension will be less,” Ibrahim said on Tuesday to Supersports.

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“Of course, the clash against Enyimba is quite crucial as we need a convincing performance to stave off the management hammer currently dangling on our heads.

“Even though we are determined and united that the hammer will not drop as we will survive the scare to go further to win more matches to take our rightful position on the log.

“We prepared quite well for the futile campaign at Remo Stars we have stepped up preparation knowing fully well that Enyimba will be stronger and tougher, too.

“We have steeled ourselves for the challenge and will do everything humanly possible to earn a convincing win against Enyimba.”

Wikki are currently 17th on the table, with 15 points; being 13 points behind league leaders, Plateau United, who have h a game to spare against Enugu Rangers.

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