Wikki Tourists striker Victor Yakubu has said his side is focused on winning the rescheduled top-flight Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).
The other rescheduled clash in the topflight this evening is the game between Rivers United and Kano Pillars in Port Harcourt.
The Bauchi Elephants, dumped from the CAF Confederation Cup by the Sierra Leonean opposites Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) FC, will entertain the Oluyole Warriors in today’s rescheduled Match-day 7 clash at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi.
Yakubu said his side’s resolve to bounce back to reckoning as well as reclaim their pride of place in the domestic scene will start with the clash against the Ibadan landlords.
“We have to redirect our whole attention to the league after the shocking elimination from the CAF Confederation Cup.
“We are going to give everything in us to ensure we win the clash against 3SC on Wednesday in Bauchi.
“The clash will be an acid test on our resolve to bounce back to reckoning in the domestic league.
“It will equally ascertain how quickly we want to return to the continent so the clash against 3SC is quite crucial.
“The truth is that we are under pressure from our teeming fans and supporters to get back to winning ways once again.
“3SC are a good side and proven their capacity to ruffle feathers in the on-going top-flight so we expect a difficult match from them on Wednesday.
“However, we quite understand that we cannot afford to drop points in the league if we must achieve a landmark at the end of the season,” said Yakubu to supersport.com.
Wikki Tourists are 18th on the 20-team top-flight on seven points, 13 behind league leaders Plateau United though with two games in hand against Kano Pillars and MFM FC.