Para-soc­cer: Gombe Scor­pi­ons vow to sting Kano

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua @Ngob­ua­david

Gombe State Para-soc­cer team, the Desert Scor­pi­ons have vowed to sting their way to vic­tory over de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, Kano Pil­lars in their Group C match at the on­go­ing Na­tional Para-soc­cer tour­na­ment in Abuja.

Af­ter wal­lop­ing Sokoto State 8-0, Gombe Scor­pi­ons yes­ter­day man­aged a slim 4-3 vic­tory over Niger but they are sure of up­stag­ing Kano in to­day’s match.

The Chair­man of Gombe State Parasoc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion, Malam Bala Jib­rin Kawali said vic­tory over Kano will be pos­si­ble as his boys are fir­ing on all cylin­ders.

He said with the lead­ing goal scorer, Haladu Ab­dul­lahi “Ashage” in his team, he is con­fi­dent the Scor­pi­ons will beat Kano to top the group.

“We are pray­ing to almighty Al­lah to give us vic­tory over Kano. It is not go­ing to be easy but my boys are bat­tle ready.

“Some of the best play­ers in this tour­na­ment are in my team and we are not go­ing to give Kano too much re­spect. As de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, they will be dif­fi­cult to beat but we are go­ing for vic­tory,” he said.

“We are aim­ing at the tro­phy. How­ever, if we beat Kano and fail to win the tro­phy, we shall be happy,” he said.

Kano Pil­lars in­spi­ra­tional player, Ab­dul­lahi Mo­hammed alias Ortega said Gombe should not at­tempt to bite off more than they can chew.

“Any team that wants to beat us should be ready for war. We are the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons so they should know that vic­tory against us will not come easy.

“We are not go­ing to un­der­mine any team be­cause our tar­get is to re­tain the tro­phy,” he said.

Ac­tion recorded at the sec­ond edi­tion of Na­tional Para-soc­cer Tour­na­ment in Abuja. The thirrd edi­tion is on­go­ing at pack­age B of the Abuja Na­tional Sta­dium.

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