Sharks midfielder, Jonah Abutu has assured that the Port Harcourt club will defeat Wikki Tourists this Wednesday.
Abutu, who was stand-in captain for Sharks in their 0-1 loss to Kano Pillars in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Saturday, is sure that the Tourists will suffer "at least two to three goals" defeat at the Sharks Stadium.
“I assure our fans back home that we are going to beat Wikki with at least two to three goals to make up for our loss to Kano Pillars and on behalf of the players I apologise for our loss even though the match officials made life difficult for us in Kano,” Abutu concluded.
The former Lobi Stars man, however, attributed their 0-1 to Kano Pillars to poor officiating.
He also saluted his teammates for putting up a fight in Kano before Gambo Mohammed's goal just 17 minutes to time ensured NPFL champions, Kano Pillars claimed the full points.
“The team really played above average because we had a game-plan but the referee spoilt what would have been a good match. He did not give us our little advantage and he hardly allowed us play our game. We would have made a difference,” Abutu said.
“He was just giving them all the advantage throughout the game, balls (calls) that were supposed to be ours he will give it to them so all these things really frustrated us, these referee’s should help us the players to enjoy our game."
Sharks currently have 36 points but sit outside of the top half of the NPFL standings.