“This will be an interesting derby”

Finidi George says Enyimba are well-prepared and ready to face neighbours Abia Warriors in what he expects to be an ‘interesting’ Abia Derby in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.

Reigning NPFL champions Enyimba host Warriors in Aba, with bragging rights and territorial supremacy at stake, aside the maximum points available.

Looking ahead of the encounter, the gaffer, who led Enyimba to a record-extending 9th league title last season, believes the 2-time African champions have the ‘edge,’ as they were not in action in midweek.

The former Super Eagles winger added that his team will put in the work to ensure they beat Abia Warriors.

“I think for the Abia Derby, it is going to be an interesting one,” the 52-year-old former Ajax and Real Betis stated.

“We are prepared, and since we did not play midweek match, that has given us more time to prepare the players. And I think they are ready for it.

“We are playing at home, so definitely, we have an edge, but football being what it is, you never know. But I think my players are ready for the encounter and they are going to do their best to make sure that we win it.”

The People’s Elephant currently sit 5th on the NPFL standings, with 19 points from 11 matches, though with a game in hand.

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