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Enyimba hopeful of second despite loss

18 October 2013, 08:38

Abuja - Imama Amapakabo, the assistant coach of Enyimba FC of Aba said on Thursday that the club was now aiming to finish the season in second place, after losing out on the title race.

Amapakabo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that Enyimba, currently occupying the fourth spot on the league table, stood a good chance of finishing in second position.

NAN reports that Enyimba’s 0-2 loss on Wednesday away to Sunshine Stars of Akure in a Week 37 encounter ended the club’s title contention, as they remained on 59 points.

Kano Pillars are still placing top on the table with 63 points; Bayelsa United are second with 61 points while El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri occupy the third spot with 60 points.

"In reality we’ve lost the title chase and what we are aiming for now is finishing second but that would depend on us winning our final game at home.

"We have to keep praying that results of some matches elsewhere across the country will be in our favour before we can claim even the second position.

"What counts for us at the moment is that we’ll play our final match at home while the current top three teams will play away from their homes.”

Amapakabo said that the team was focused on winning their final game of the season, adding that they had put the title chase behind them.

"We have put the defeat of Wednesday behind us. Right now we are concentrating on winning our final match for the season at home.’’

NAN reports that the season, which ends on October 20 will see Enyimba lock horns with Sharks of Port Harcourt in Aba.

The league leaders, Kano Pillars, will play away to Lobi Stars while Bayelsa United travel far north to play Gombe United while Rangers International of Enugu will host El Kanemi of Maiduguri.



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