Akwa United Head Coach John Obuh has said that his team is not under any form of pressure to perform despite their slow start to the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
Obuh, whose team is yet to record a win after three rounds of matches will be hoping to put their slow start behind them and forge ahead for their first victory of the season when they square up against Katsina United on Wednesday at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio international stadium in Uyo.
With two draws and one defeat in their opening three matches, Akwa United is poised to prove a point on matchday 4 against Katsina United who picked their first win of the season on matchday 3 over Nasarawa United.
Coach Obuh said that his team’s target is intact and that his boys are determined to get the job done.
“It’s is unfortunate that at the moment we have a paltry two points from a possible nine, but we are not distracted in any way because we know we still have 35 matches to play before the end of the season,” Obuh stressed.
“As far as this season is concerned, I have only one thing in my mind: I want to have a good season with Akwa United and help the team win trophies. We have made lots of mistakes in our first three matches, I’m happy that we have spotted them out early and we will correct those mistakes in subsequent matches starting with the game against Katsina United on Wednesday.
“League football is a marathon so there is no need to panic because we still have enough time to get back into the mix and announce our intentions as far as the race for the NPFL title is concerned”.
The Promise Keepers won ten, drawn one and lost one of their 12 league matches at home in last season’s abridge league, they will be hoping to continue their impressive home form when they engage Katsina United who have lost in all their previous three visits to Uyo.