FA Cup: Enyimba will respect Remo Stars – Salisu Yusuf

Enyimba of Aba’s Technical Adviser, Salisu Yusuf, says despite the huge difference in class and cadre between the Peoples Elephant and their Federation Cup Round of 32 rivals, Remo Stars.Enyimba-players-celebrate-Ayaya-goal-620x330

He has instructed his players to respect them as they strive to get the job done during the regulation time on Wednesday.

Remo Stars are one of the forerunners in the National League where they are currently third on the league table with 40 points, and a point adrift of leaders, Abia Warriors and Crown FC while Enyimba are fourth on the premier league table with 34 points from 21 matches.

Yusuf, who had a telephone chat with SportingLife Monday shortly before their departure for Lokoja stressed that the only way his wards could progress to the next round is to accord their opponents including Remo Stars their regard but must be businesslike as soon as the tie commences.

He said the technical crew has striven to work on the little piece they got of Remo Stars, he admitted the information would not be sufficient but was confident Enyimba would beat the National League side for a berth in the Round of 16.

“As I speak to you, we are on our way to Lokoja. We are going with our spirits very high that we shall conquer Remo Stars. We know they are a good side and also play good football. Besides that, I don’t have much details about them. I have already told my players to respect them but, they must get the job done within regulation time.” Coach Yusuf, who was Super Eagles former Assistant Coach under the reign of Samson Siasia, explained to SportingLife.

Enyimba will seek to add to the two titles they previously won in 2005 and 2009 after wins over Lobi Stars and Sharks in that order. They lost twice in the final as well in 2010 and 2011 when they were beaten by Kaduna United and Heartland respectively. Lightweight, Prime of Oshogbo defeated them 2-0 in the quarter final last year at the Lekan Salami Stadium,Ibadan.

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