- Published on Thursday, 27 July 2017 15:15
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By Blessing Fowowe
With nine points off the top spot and seven matches to go, El-Kanemi Warriors coach Ladan Bosso is assured his team will still challenge for the NPFL trophy.
The Maiduguri club are currently placed seventh on the league log with 46 points from 31 games. Despite their recent one-nil defeat to Sunshine Stars at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, the former Abia Warriors coach believes his side are still in the title race.
Sunday Alimi's 34th-minute header following a miscommunication in the El-Kanemi's defence proved to be the decider in a fairly tight game. El-Kanemi pushed hard for an equalizer but were either denied by Sunshine Stars goalkeeper Henry Ayodele who was solid on the day plus superb defending from the Akure Gunners.
Bosso thinks his team are out of the title race, but said he will continue to push for the NPFL title as there are still many points to fight for.
"Hope is not lost, we still have seven matches to go. You know the strength of El-Kanemi Warriors. If we travel well for our away games and get enough rest, we will trouble the home teams," he told npfl.ng.
Bosso also said that it is possible for teams to pick points away from home.
"Over the years, people have believed that it is difficult to win points on the road, but if teams go all out on the attack, they can always get something away from home," he said.
Up next for El-Kanemi Warriors is a home fixture against Akwa United this Sunday.
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