Abia Warriors attacking midfielder, Ifeanyi Onyeali has said city mates, Enyimba will not go home unhurt in the ‘Abia El-Clasico’.
Warriors will host the People’s Elephant in the Nigeria top flight match day 36 encounter today at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
Onyeali said the oriental derby between both sides is usually explosive insisting that the Sunday’s clash will not be an exception.
“The clash involving Abia Warriors and Enyimba has never been brotherly but outright war on the field of play so Sunday’s clash will still follow similar path more so as Enyimba see the tie as the hurdle they must cross to be champions. However, we are not going out of our way to prepare for the clash but the normal preparations for any league match.
“I know for certain that the better side on match day will carry the day and we are hoping to be the better side at the end of the day. Enyimba must sweat to their panties to be champions so there will not be a soft ground for them on Sunday.
“We may not be champions in the ongoing league season but we are not completely outsiders for the continental ticket. So the three points at stake in the clash is even more important to us than it is to Enyimba as well as the remaining matches on the calendar,” said the former Bussdor United star to supersport.com. Abia Warriors are 10th on the 20-team top flight on 50 points 15 points behind guests and league leaders, Enyimba.