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Abia Warriors' Ike ThankGod admits to lacking match fitness

30 June 2015, 07:41

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.

Also read: Free agent Ike ThankGod denies completing move to Abia Warriors

''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.

- News24

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