Tenger down plays talks of relegation


Akwa United’s head coach, Justin Tenger says he has no fears of relegation for Akwa United despite their lowly placing on the Nigeria Professional League table.

Akwa United currently lie in 18th position having amassed 24 points from 20 matches, one point more than bottom placed Sharks but Tenger would not hear about the club even threatened by relegation.

“For goodness sake anytime you are talking of relegation, please don’t involve Akwa United in it,” Tenger said to naijafootball247.com.

When that Akwa United reminded was deep in relegation zone he simply said it won’t happen.

“That is not going to happen. Akwa United is not a team to be relegated. It is not going to happen. Just take it from me.

On Sunday, as the League returns, Akwa United hosts Lobi Stars in an encounter they must win to begin to work their way out of relegation zone.

Other League games

At the Samson Siasia Stadium in Bayelsa, Bayelsa United host Kano Pillars while Wikki Tourists will be home to Elkanemi.

In Lafia, Nasarawa United will host Enyimba International.

Enugu Rangers take on Nembe City while Heartland lie in wait for Warri Wolves.

The Rangers V Nembe City game will be live on television (Supersport).

In Port Harcourt, Sharks host Kaduna United and Sunshine Stars in Akure are up against Kwara United.

The other Port Harcourt based side, Dolphins are in Ibadan as guests of Shooting Stars.


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