Lagos - Akwa United goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode has expressed optimism his club will beat Warri Wolves at the Akwa Ibom Stadium, known as the Nest of Champions.
Akwa United have played at the Uyo Township Stadium which is under suspension from the League Management Company (LMC) for its poor condition. The Uyo-based side then chose Calabar's U.J. Esuene Stadium where they played and defeated Kwara United.
But Kayode says he is optimistic the players will not be under any sort of pressure playing at the magnificent edifice.
“We are very focused and composed. We are not under any pressure.
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“We have settled in perfectly, after training here for days. It is an amazing experience and we want to give out our best on Sunday,” Kayode told npfl.ng
On the quality of the pitch, defender Harrison Ibukun says it will offer players the opportunity to express themselves and develop themselves to meet up contemporaries on the continent and the world at large.
“The pitch will help us develop to a better side. There are no bumps anyway. It gives you the leverage of controlling the ball, and playing without fear of getting injured," Ibukun added.
The 30,000 capacity Stadium has played host to a couple of international matches involving the Super Eagles of Nigeria and has been hailed by many as one of the best on the continent.