Thursday Mar 22, 2018. 13:30
Yobe Desert Stars striker Abdulmalik Mohammed is looking forward to facing Enyimba in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match on Sunday.
Stars will be hoping to return to winning ways in the league when they face Enyimba at the Potiskum Stadium after losing 2-1 to Sunshine Stars last weekend.
“It was a painful loss because we had come into the tie with the mindset that we would get at least a draw if we are unable to beat them in Akure, “Mohammed told Goal.
“We can’t contest the result any longer but we knew that we deserved a better result than the loss under more favourable environment.
“We don’t have any powers over that result again and that is why we are channelling our preparations towards our next game against Enyimba with the hope that we are going to return to winning ways again after our defeat to Sunshine Stars,” he added.
“I always like to score against big teams having done the same against Kano Pillars in a game many thought we won’t win and against Enyimba, it is my belief that I will get another goal that will lead my team to a win.
“I am not happy that I have not been able to score as many goals as I promised at the beginning of the season, but I know that starting from the weekend game I am going to start doing so.”
A win for Stars over Enyimba will see them keep up with the league log leaders Lobi Stars. Yobe are currently placed fourth on table - four points behind Lobi.