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‘Bayelsa United won't give in easily to relegation’

22 October 2015, 15:04

Lagos - Bayelsa United won't go down to the Nigeria National League without a fight.

The Yenegoa-based club is rock-bottom on the Nigeria Professional Football League standings, but their striker Benard Ovoke is adamant that both he and his team mates are not yet ready to wave the white flag and willingly accept they will be relegated.

The Restoration Boys deservedly earned a one-all draw against fellow relegation-battlers Kwara United on Wednesday.

Also read: Bayelsa Utd forward Ovoke rallies team mates ahead of Wikki clash

“As long as there is hope, as long as there are games remaining, Bayelsa will battle every inch of the way,” the skillful hit man told News24.

On Wednesday 28th October, Ovoke and his team mates will be up against Abia Warriors for a crucial league clash (kick-off 4pm) at the Oghara Township Stadium - and the young forward admits that, from here on in, every game is “like a cup final”.

“If we are to survive, then we need to win our remaining four matches,” said Ovoke.

“Most importantly, we have to win away from home. So far this season, we have not been consistent and we need it starting from week 35.”

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