High profile working against Enyimba -Udi
Giwa FC head coach, Duke Udi has reckoned that Enyimba’s high profile has turned out to be the side’s greatest undoing.
The Tin City side pipped Enyimba 1-0 in the Glo Premier League match day 20 tie on Sunday at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.
The newcomers’ central attacker, Edoh Ocheme scored the match winner to hand his side the vital three points in a duel largely seen by many as a dress rehearsal for the crunch Federation Cup semifinal clash involving both sides on Thursday in Abeokuta.
Udi said his side’s lone victory is quite relished and sure to attract banner headlines as it would have been no news if the two-time African champions had won the duel.
“Enyimba command the same respect in Nigeria as Manchester United in England and the unequalled high profile has become an nemesis and their greatest undoing as whoever plays them go the extra-mile to prepare.
“We respect Enyimba but there is what you call determination and it worked wonders for my rookies who were out to make name and enjoy themselves.
“Of course, it won’t make mentions if Enyimba had expectedly gone ahead to win but today (Sunday) we’re being celebrated for defeating Enyimba.
“However, the project that resulted in the hard earned victory is God’s project not man’s.
“Though I believe in hard work but I and Kadiri Ikhana whom I justifiably refer to as father can’t stand on same pedestal.
“I thank Giwa for believing in a young coach like me as well as using me as testimony of what other undiscovered young coaches will do given the opportunity,” said the former Nigerian international to supersport. com.
The win against Enyimba has increased the Jos-based side’s points haul to 31 from a possible 60.
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