Kano Pillars forward, Nyima Nwagua has played down the absence of the club’s captain, Rabiu Ali as they battle unbeaten Abia Warriors in Kano on Sunday.
Rabiu Ali will miss the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 35 clash, due to his involvement with the National Team, Super Eagles B Team who are facing the Squirrels of Benin Republic, in the CHAN qualifiers on the same weekend.
The Sai Masugida will be looking forward to halting the 5-game unbeaten run of the Umuahia based club, in hopes of finishing in the top three position at the end of the season.
Speaking to Sportlens360, Nyima Nwagua, recognize the threat that Abia Warriors possess.
“Eastern teams like Abia Warriors are very strong, but we are ready for the huge task ahead of us. We will secure the maximum three points at stake”.
He continued, playing down the absence of the sides captain.
“I can’t really say the absence of Rabiu Ali will affect the team, because we’ve won some games with some of key players being unavailable. Everyone is important in the team and they know the importance of every match”.
Kano Pillars will go into Matchday 35 with 48 points sitting in 8th position, while Abia Warriors are in 10th position with 47 points.