The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, Rangers FC will on Sunday in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 18 play the league defending champions, Akwa United in Uyo.
“If we cannot win the trophy, a continental ticket should not elude us, and to achieve this, we must beat good teams like Akwa Utd at their home ground.
“Whether we like it or not, if our inspiration is to win the league or go to the continent, we have to beat teams like’ Akwa United at away.
“Akwa is following us at the back, a win against us will take them ahead and that is what we must avoid,” he said.
Maikaba said his team would do all in its capacity to avoid losing against their host to consolidate the club current fourth position on the league table.
The coach described Akwa United as his home, saying the fans always gave him a rosy reception any time he visited.
“Now that I am with Rangers International, I know that nothing will change, and with respect to my job, we are going to Uyo for a win,” he asserted.
The coach expressed worries over long time Injury his players were undergoing, saying that their service were crucial for the club now the league was at its peak.
“Actually, we are disturbed with the series of injuries our players are nursing; it is taking too long for them to recover and be back to the team.
“We are missing Important players like, Ugochukwu Ugwuoke, Ossy Martins to mention but few and we need them as soon as possible.
“I think the medical department should do their best and ensure these players are back on time to help our aspiration,”Maikaba said.(NAN)
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