Akwa United head coach, Abdul Maikaba, insists his team has what it takes to beat Enugu Rangers in Wednesday’s Aiteo Federation Cup quarter-final clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
The current Champions finished second in Group D behind Nasarawa United who beat them 2-0 in the final group game last Friday.
But Maikaba is confident they can scale through the hurdle despite the quality of their opposition.
“The Aiteo Cup is an interesting competition, that is why we are taking it one game at a time. The quarterfinal match with Rangers is an important game for us as the defending champions,” Maikaba told Akwa United’s official website ahead of the game.
“The mission here in Kano is to advance to the semi-final of this competition.
“The boys have done well in the previous rounds and they are fully prepared and ready for Wednesday’s match. We have a target and that is to retain our title as champions.
“My players are aware of the importance of every match and I believe that those that will be selected to represent us will make themselves and all our fans proud,” Maikaba stated.