Enyimba host Rivers United at the Umuahia Township Stadium, looking to get back to winning ways after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Nasarawa United.
The loss leaves the seven-time league champions four points behind leaders, Wikki Tourists and second placed Rivers Unitedin the title race.
However, Stephen Chukwude believes his team still has a chance to defend their title.
“No one will forget that result, we are still hurt, but it’s now in the past, we need to focus on the next game against Rivers United, which won’t be easy,” Chukwude told Goal.
“The players haven’t got over that defeat yet. But I am urging my team mates to forget about the past and dwell on the present. We are still focused on the league title.
“We have 18 more games to play, and if we win all our matches, we have a chance depending on what happens elsewhere. I am not going to give up on the title, nothing has been won yet.
“We have been doing well, but in the last two matches we have been unlucky, but I am confident we can turn things around.”
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