Abuja - Abia
Warriors new acquisition Ike ThankGod has admitted that he's short of match
fitness but he is eager to make his debut for the Umuahia side this coming
weekend in the derby against Enyimba.
But it's not yet done and dusted that the former Nigeria international would
feature in the week 16 clash because his paperwork has not been completed.
''I couldn't play against Lobi Stars because of my International Transfer
Certificate. By God's grace the document will arrive this week,'' the central
defender told news24.com.
''If all goes well, I hope to play against Enyimba this weekend. I'm not too
fit but if I'm going to play I know what I'll do.
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''Fitness is in the mind not how you train because some people will train from
Monday to Friday and will not last in the game.''
Abia Warriors have lost half of their games in the Nigeria Professional
Football League and sit tenth in the standings, but ThankGod believes they will
keep up with the pace in their next five fixtures.
The 30 - year - old said: ''I think we can finish in the top three when the
first stanza of the league is concluded or be among the top five.''
The former Warri Wolves and Heartland man has signed a deal with Abia Warriors
until season's end.