Wikki Tourists captain and right back, Mustapha Ibrahim has said his side will not relinquish their top-flight summit position.
The Bauchi outfit climbed to the summit after an emphatic 3-1 win against the champions, Enyimba in Wednesday’s top-flight make-up matchday 11 clash in Bauchi.
Ibrahim said his side understand the difficulties ahead and will work even harder to maintain the status quo in the second stanza of the ongoing season.
“We have actually surpassed our target in the first stanza of the league by climbing to the top after the superb win against champions, Enyimba.
“Our main target for the first stanza is to finish either second or third but here we are at the summit. “Right now we have set another target for the second term of the season and that’s to finish the campaign at the summit.
“We know it won’t be an easy task as we have suddenly become the team to beat in the top-flight at the moment but we have steeled ourselves to go the extra mile to maintain the momentum.
“We approached the clash against Enyimba as Cup final and we are going to replicate the approach in all our matches.
“Enyimba can attest that we completely outplayed them as the goal margin could have been up to five nil.
“We are coming to Lagos at the weekend to confront Ikorodu United aimed at continuing the winning aura.
“We are damn ready and prepared for the challenges to become the champions at the end of the league season,” said the Wikki Tourists strongman to supersport.com.
Wikki Tourists sit pretty atop of the top-flight on 31 points same as second-placed, Rivers United although third-placed and champions, Enyimba could upset the chart with a win at sister side, Abia Warriors.