Ekwuruibe expects tough Wikki Tourists test today

El-Kanemi Warriors striker Ndubuisi Ekwuruibe has said he is expecting a tough test in today’s Federation Cup clash with Wikki Tourists.

El-Kanemi are the favourites to win the round of 64 tie in Gombe, but Ekwuruibe believes Wikki have done well since their relegation from the Premier League last season and could be dangerous opponents.

He said they (El-Kanemi) have prepared well for the National League Division A leaders knowing they would come all out to record an upset.

“Wikki Tourists were only relegated from the Premier League last season and they seem to be on their way back,” Ekwuruibe said.

They have a huge lead in their section of the Nigeria National League and we can’t just ignore that.

“They still have a lot of quality and I expect them to give us a good fight.

“Being a side from the lower division they would give everything to create an upset.

“We are not underrating them and have prepared the best way possible for this match.

“They will be tough, but we should beat them and progress to the next round.”

He added: “We won our last two league matches before the mid-season break and hope to maintain the winning run.

“There is a good spirit in our camp and we are all looking forward to victory.”

El-Kanemi Warriors were eliminated in the round of 32 of the Federation Cup last season by Kano Pillars.

They are 12th in the Glo Premier League with 26 points from 19 matches.


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