Thursday Sep 08, 2016. 14:11
Coach Abdullahi Biffo has said he expects Abia Warriors to stay up in the Nigeria premier league by winning their remaining three home games.
Abia Warriors are very much in the drop zone in 17th
position with 38 points from 32 matches.
However, they will be home against Nasarawa, Shooting Stars and Enyimba with a trip to Rivers United their only away game as the season comes to an end early next month.
And Biffo said survival hopes are hinged on the Umuahia club winning those matches after they were held to a 1-1 draw by title chasers FC IfeanyiUbah on Wednesday.
“We still have three home matches and if we could win all three matches, we will beat the drop,” said former Niger Tornadoes coach Biffo.
“We have put behind the disappointing draw at home (vs IfeanyiUbah). We have moved into closed training camp for our match on Saturday.
“My mandate is to ensure the team are not relegated and that is exactly what I am working on.”
However, it is left to be seen if Abia Warriors will host these games at their home ground of the Umuahia Township Stadium after match officials were attacked soon after the game against IfeanyiUbah.