Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ogunbote confident of away points

By Legheri Onyamom

Gbenga Ogunbote (pictured) is adamant that Sharks can continue their fine run of form in the Glo Premier League in their next two games away to FC Taraba and Kano Pillars.

The Port Harcourt side hold a three-point lead at the top of the league, but face the daunting prospect of maintaining the top spot after two straight matches up north.

Ogunbote, however, is confident his wards will not return empty-handed from these matches if the officiating is fair.

"Every game now is difficult," he told

"We must not shy away from the fact, but pray to God to grant us a level playing ground.

"If the officiating is okay, I can tell you it will be difficult for any team to push us aside.

"We'll do our best to maintain the top spot.

"I know we cannot go out for two matches and return home without anything."

Ogunbote admitted there has been pressure on his team to deliver since they took over the top spot.

"Honestly, there is pressure. We want to remain there and you have to win virtually all of your games to do that," he said.

"And while you're trying to win, the pressure to win is always there.

"What we need is understanding and support from the management, the fans and our sponsors."

Sharks have lost just two of their seven away matches this season.

They lead the Glo Premier League with 30 points from 16 matches.

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