El Kanemi Warriors goalkeeper, Kazeem Yekeen, has warned his teammates that they must be fully prepared and ready for anything Lobi Stars may throw at them in the Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 24 clash this weekend.
The Desert Warriors have won three of their previous five games in the top tier division, but face a good side in the mould of the Pride of Benue at the El-Kanemi Stadium in a Match day 24 clash.
Yekeen feels Lobi Stars will be firing on all cylinders this weekend, and will not be distracted in Maiduguri.
“Lobi Stars are very good at keeping their focus and concentration in every game they play,” Yekeen told Goal.com.
“I don’t think they will be distracted – I expect them to come out firing at us at the El-Kanemi Stadium.
“Their counter-attacks are especially swift and potent, and almost always result in at least a shot on goal, if not a goal. They are fast and get forward quickly in numbers, so we have to make sure that we have enough numbers of our on back in our defensive third.
“As is always the case when you play a team like Lobi Stars, the players need no extra motivation, and everyone wants to play. But whoever plays must be sure they are in the right mental state – that they are ready to make the fans happy and that they have what it takes to perform on the big stage. If we are mentally prepared, we have three points in the bag,” stressed the goalkeeper.
MATCH DAY 24
Rangers v Warri Wolves
El Kanemi v Lobi
Shooting v IfeanyiUbah
Sunshine v MFM FC
Ikorodu v Enyimba
Heartland v Akwa Utd
K’ Pillars v Abia Warriors
Pla Utd v Wikki
Nasarawa v Tornad