11th May, 2012
Enyimba International of Aba Goalkeeper, Richard Ochai is confident that his team can still win the Nigeria Premier League despite their home draw against visiting Kano Pillars of Kano State, at the mid-week.
The former league champions came from behind to snatch a point at home as they drew 2-2 with Kano Pillars Wednesday in the Nigeria Premier League.
The result means Enyimba title aspirations have received a big setback, but goalkeeper Richard Ochayi insisted this was only a temporary slip.
“It is unfortunate we drew the game. It was a tough game and we did all to win it,” Ochayi told MTNFootball.com
“The result is a temporary setback to our title ambition but we will bounce back. I am sure we will get those points from away games and our target still remains to win the league trophy.”
Meanwhile, an elated Kano Pillars coach Baba Ganaru praised his boys for their spirit and for playing to instructions.
“It was a tough game as we envisaged, but we have it at the back of our mind while we were going for the match that we must win it. We almost did that if not for the dying minute penalty awarded them,” he remarked.
“I commend my boys for their determination and for playing to instructions.”
The coach said he believed the cash paid to the players was a big boost ahead of the game.
“The money paid to them last weekend motivated them to go the extra mile. We will take every game as they come because we are aiming for the title. We know it won’t be easy but we are prepared for it.”
Ochayi has been outstanding since joining Enyimba this season after he quit Kaduna United and has become the number one choice ahead of Paul Godwin and Chinedu Agwu.