Gombe United head coach, Ali Zubair has said that his first choice goalkeeper, Kazeem Yekini will be ready in time for the semifinals clash against favourites, Remo Stars.
The Savannah Scorpions who lost their second game to ABS FC on matchday 2 of the 2020 Ogunjobi Gold Cup pre-season tournament got back to winning ways after they stunned Ekiti United 2-1 in the last Group A make or bust game on Monday.
“I have five goalkeepers three were out injured so we came to llorin with two. Nothing too serious about Yekini’s injury. He had a little knock and will be in goal against Remo Stars.
“I expect a tough game from Remo Stars as they are good, have tactical depth and highly mobile but when we get to the bridge we will cross it.
“Having known that we needed a draw to qualify to the semifinals, I told my lads to go for the kill against Ekiti United. That they did by winning the game in the first half.
“If you recall it was anxiety that caused the team the loss to ABS FC and my players wanted to get the result before the end of the game, at the end turned out not to be in their favour,” said Zubair.
Zubair said his side have gained lot of positives from the ongoing Ogunjobi Gold Cup preseason tournament.
“Winning is not the paramount but for us the pre-season tourney has provided a platform for us to know if we have a team that can compete well for promotion ticket to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL),” he said.
Gombe United will face Remo Stars in the first semifinals clash on Wednesday, November 18 at the mainbowl of Kwara State Stadium in llorin.
61total visits,1visits today