Despite being the only team to have picked up two victories on the road this season, Go Round FC boss Willy Udube expects a “very very difficult” game when his team battle “sinking” Yobe Desert Stars who are bottom of Group B in Damaturu in today’s Match Day 11 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter.
Go Round who are in their second straight year in the top flight were expected to struggle but have so far managed to confound expectations especially away from home where they have gotten victories at Abia Warriors and Gombe United and Udube who is in his first stint as a boss in the topflight told busybuddiesng.com that there is no “magic” in what his team has been able to achieve.
“Actually there’s no magic [about our victories away from home this season]”, Udube told busybuddiesng.com.
“We have an orientation that each time we go to play away we have to play good football and by the time we do that you find out that we will have good results. Like what happened at [Abia Warriors] we saw their weaknesses and we capitalised on it. Before we went to Gombe we had some technical ideas about the way they play so we worked on it and by the grace of God it worked for us.”
Fourth-placed Go Round take on Group B basement side Yobe Desert Stars who are without a win in their last six league games. It is a second straight away game for Go Round following their victory against another Northern side Gombe United before the mid-season break. That victory notwithstanding, Udube believes being bottom of the table makes Desert Stars who are fighting for their lives, a much more difficult proposition and victory for his side even more uncertain.
“We take each game the way they comes,” Udube said about facing Yobe Desert Stars today, “but I strongly believe that today’s match will be very very difficult because a sinking person is better than a dead person.
“But then you have to be very careful because if Yobe Desert Stars is at the bottom of our group it doesn’t mean that they don’t play football. Just that it is very unfortunate that they are in that position so we are not taking anything for granted we will just approach it the way we have been approaching all our away matches.
“Everybody has that ambition [to win], so if it comes we take it. If it does not, we take it as one of those things that go with football but we have done our home work, crossed our T’s and dot our I’s so we are looking forward to the game.”