19th March, 2013
Moses Ogaga and Philip Asuquo will be among the players that will feature for 3SC of Ibadan when they meet Dolphins of Port Harcourt on Thursday in Week Two game of Nigeria Professional Football League scheduled for the Liberation Stadium.
Ogaga and Asuquo, who were not part of the team that defeated Gombe United 2-0 two week ago at Adamasingba Stadium are listed in the squad that will confront Dolphins in an encounter expected to be tough for the visiting team.
Speaking ahead of the tie, 3SC Coach, Babatunde Odubola told P.M.NEWS Sports that Ogaga would replace Gabriel Adiku, who sustained injury during a match against Gombe FC, while Asuquo will start for the club after missing the opening match two weeks ago in Ibadan.
“Ogaga and Asuquo will make the trip to Port Harcourt because we want to play the game with our best players. It is going to be a difficult match but we shall come out victorious by the grace of God,” he said.
Another coach of the team, Akeem Busari, predicted a tough encounter between his side and Dolphins. He told supersport.com that despite the contrasting fortunes of both sides on the opening day of the season, he has warned his players that they have to be on top of their game to avoid defeat in Port Harcourt.
“It is going to be a tough game for us because Dolphins lost their opening game, and they will also have it at the back of their mind that we held them to a draw in the corresponding fixture last season,” he said.
“It is their first home game of the season and there will be a lot of pressure on them to win, but we have also prepared for this match and must adhere strictly to our plan for us to get something out of it.
“Though it’s an away game, it’s all about attitude and psyching. All we pray for is good officiating,” he added.