Nigeria Professional Football League…

Wikki Tourists captain and right back, Mustapha Ibrahim has predicted difficult match in the northern derby clash against newly promoted side, Niger Tornadoes.

Wikki will host the Minna outfit in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 7 clash at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.

Ibrahim said his side have steeled themselves to challenge the visitors for the three points at stake in the encounter.

“Of course, Sunday’s clash against Niger Tornadoes is a northern derby and as expected it’s going to be really tough for both sides. Usually, any team in the north sees us as the team to beat and they normally come somehow over prepared.

“However, we are not leaving anything for chance as we are going the extra-mile to prepare aimed at challenging successfully the three points at stake.

“Right now we consider our position on the league log as discouraging so we are determined to win more points to take the side to its rightful position.

“Our target in the ongoing league season is to win the league shield or secure one of the tickets to Africa.

“So we must claim the three points against Niger Tornadoes to serve as boost for the away match at Abia Warriors. Weather in Bauchi is not the best right now, it’s too harsh we are taking the harshness with pride to ensure nothing untoward happens in the match.

“Though we did not play the weekend game against Warri Wolves we never break our preparations so I think we will be able to get the job done on Sunday,” said the Wikki Tourists strongman to supersport.com.

Wikki Tourists are 10th on the 20-team league log on seven points from possible 18 though the side have a game to spare against Warri Wolves.