Aba - The Chairman of Enyimba FC of Aba, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, on Monday gave the team an ultimatum to win their next three games or face stiff sanctions.
Anyansi-Agwu gave the order in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), after the team drew for the second consecutive time at home on Sunday against Kwara United of Ilorin.
He said that the club’s management was disappointed with the team’s poor showing so far in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), now in its seventh week.
The chairman described the goalless draws with Kwara United in Week 7 and Warri Wolves in Week 5 as ``totally unacceptable' results’’.
He demanded that swift actions be carried out to ensure the team got maximum points in their next three games.
"We have viewed with serious concern the two consecutive home draws recorded by the team.
"We are disappointed by these results and find them totally unacceptable. We are a club with a philosophy of winning and the results do not reflect the high standard of our club.
"We believe the team has no excuse for these disappointing results after the strong support of the Abia Government.
"Sign-on fees, salaries, match bonuses and other allowances have all been paid and so, we expect the results to reflect this," Anyansi-Agwu said.
He said the management was deeply worried that the string of unsatisfactory results would hamper the club’s title ambitions.
He added that swift and decisive actions to prevent things going from bad to worse would be taken if the tide continued.
"You are therefore mandated to win your next three games, home or away. You must implement whatever actions are necessary to ensure you score goals and win these games.
"The management of the club will come down hard and decisively should you fail to obtain nine points from your next three fixtures.
"Our resolve is to bring success to our club and we will remain committed until our objectives are achieved," he said, but did not disclose the sanctions to be meted out.
Meanwhile, Enyimba’s goalkeeper, Paul Godwin, has admitted that his team's 0-0 draw against Kwara United was a bitter pill to swallow, given how hard they fought to get something out of the tie.
He described the result as difficult to accept.
"This is very difficult for me, very difficult for my team mates. We deserved to win this game, we really did and I have yet to come to terms with this goalless draw.
"After our draw with Warri Wolves, this is the last thing we wanted so I'm very upset by it.
"We know we needed to win and right from the start we played very well, but unfortunately, none of the chances we created was converted and now I'm having this conversation with you.
"It's all too much for me to think about right now," he said.
Godwin urged the club’s fans not lose hope in the team, in spite of the setback, promising that they will still fight for a good finish in the league.
"These draws will make it hard for us, but we will give everything we have in our next matches to make up for this very disappointing goalless score line," Godwin added.