Abia Warriors coach Abdullahi Biffo has said that the fate of the club starving off relegation now lies in their hands.
With four matches before the end of the season, Abia Warriors are in 10th place thanks to their 2-0 win over Shooting Stars on Sunday.
Goals from Ndifreke Effiong and an own goal from Shooting Stars Alabe Osawe sealed victory for Abia Warriors.
Biffo played down the importance of the victory over the Oluyole Warriors, saying his team needs to work hard.
“As it is now our destiny is in our hands, but that does not mean we’ll go back and sleep. We still have to continue to work very hard,” said a cautious Biffo after the game.
“Since we missed out on the NPFL, we’ll put our attention in the Federation Cup (Aiteo Cup), we’ll see where we will end”.
Top scorer of Abia Warriors Sunday Adetunji missed the match against Shooting Stars after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a broken arm injury he suffered on matchday 33.
Biffo called on his other forwards to “seize the opportunity” after admitting Adetunji will be missed.
“Generally we are going to miss Sunday Adetunji, not because he is not playing today. He’s our highest goals scorer, he’s scored fourteen goals at the same time it’s up to other players to come up and take the place of Sunday Adetunji.
“I still have other three more strikers on the bench, so it’s left for them to seize the opportunity to really showcase why they’re here.”