Tuesday Dec 20, 2016. 16:59
Katsina United coach Bala Nikyu has said he is confident his team will hold their own back in the NPFL after they were forced to a 1-1 draw by hosts FC Ifeanyi Ubah in a pre-season friendly today.
Last week, Katsina United won the Nigeria National League (NNL) championship after they topped the Super 4 in Gombe.
They took an early lead in Nnewi and seemed to be running away with a victory, before the Nigeria cup holders peg them back with a late equaliser.
“It was a good match for us and the long journey of coming down to the east from the north for a friendly gave me more insight of what to expect from the NPFL when the season commences,” said coach Nikyu.
“I am really pleased with the quality of our play.”
Both teams will play a second friendly on Wednesday.