Lobi Stars Football Club will this evening resume their high flying assault in the NPFL against Warri Wolves in Matchday 7 in Warri Township Stadium, having been off duty last week as a result of Rangers involvement in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The pride of Benue have been riding high since Match Day two, having maintained a clean sheeted unbeaten run, with 10 points in their kitty, scoring 8 goals and conceding none with an outstanding home game against Rangers Int’l within the ensuing period.
With an unwavering pedigree of not been a respecter of any home ground, Lobi Stars are in Warri in high spirit and set to re-enact her current form to inch closer to taking over from Plateau United who is so far on top of the league with 14 points.
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote tutored boys had since put their game day one lost behind them and vowed not to leave any stone unturned with their eyes focused on the League crown. Team captain Ayagwa Raphael while speaking to Lobi Stars media on behalf of his teammates was full of confidence tagging the game against Warri Wolves “a must-win” for Lobi Stars, he assured the fans that Lobi Stars will get to the top of league table in a short time, with an advantageous outstanding home game, the victory in Warri today will reposition his team. The one-week conditional break allowed the team for better intensity in the preparation for today’s game, as such victory is certain.
Speaking to Lobi Stars media, The Executive Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars Mr Mike Idoko Okpe charged the players to remain focused and shouldn’t take chances, bearing in mind that Warri Wolves who lost their last two games both home and away to Rivers United and Akwa Starlets will be all out to redeem their image before the home fans, another strong factor that should keep the Lobi Stars players in check is the fact that Warri Wolves gaffer is Benue born and former Coach of the team, and if not for any other thing, personal pride is at stake. Mr Idoko who placed a premium on the welfare of the players as a source of motivation said, the players will have no excuse not to deliver.
He further advises the team that only good results as posted by the team recently will motivate Gov Ortom to continue placing their welfare on the front burner if funding and the management to have the boldness to make necessary demands. He assured Lobi Stars fans that the team will come out of the match unscathed but as usual call for prayers for the team for victory.
Other games for Match Day 7 include;
Kano Pillars FC vs Delta Force FC
Heartland FC vs Plateau United FC
FC Ifeanyiubah FC vs Wikki Tourists FC
Rangers Int’l FC vs Jigawa G. Stars FC (PP)
Abia Warriors FC vs Akwa Starlet FC
Enyimba Int’l FC vs Rivers United FC (PP)
Katsina United FC vs MFM FC
Akwa United FC vs Adamawa United FC
Sunshine Stars FC vs Nasarawa United FC