Abia Warriors ‘super sub’ Okoro eyes victory over Rivers United

Abia Warriors ‘super sub’ Okoro eyes victory over Rivers United

Abia Warriors star, Amos Okoro, has set his sight on nothing but a win when his side battle Rivers United in their final Group C game at the Aiteo Cup round of 16 on Friday.

Warriors take on United with a chance of picking one of the two quarterfinal tickets up for grabs.

We spoke to the wide forward, who told aclsports.com that his side is focused on nothing but victory when they clash with the Pride of Rivers at the Legacy Pitch, National stadium, Surulere.

“We are going out for victory,” he said. “We are sure, and as we come out, we hope God helps us win the game.”

Okoro has made two substitute appearances for the Warriors, with the last coming against former league Champions Kano Pillars on Wednesday.

With the match level at 1-1, Okoro came off the bench to inspire his side to an unlikely win. His intelligent runs and ability to beat a man or two caused the Pillars rear guard serious problems, with one of those runs leading to a penalty.

Emeka Isaac comfortably converted the resultant spot kick to earn the Umuahia side all three points, which were enough to revive their Cup hopes.

On what he made of his performance against the Kano based club, Okoro had this to say: “They call me ‘super sub’ because every time i enter [the pitch] I do something [positive] and i should keep it up.”

It was not the first time Okoro had impressed off the bench, he had similar impact when he came on in their first game against Kwara United.

With the Harmony Warriors 3-0 ahead, he was sent on by his coach, Emmanuel Deutcsh, and few minutes later, he pulled one goal back for the Warriors.

However, that goal turned out to be nothing but a consolation, as Kwara United added two more goals for a 5-1 win. But Okoro had left a marker.

Asked if he believes he deserves to start their final game against Rivers United based on the impact he has had so far, Okoro added;

“It is only the coaches that would decide [if I start or not]. If they start me, I would perform well and if they don’t, [whenever i come on] i will still perform well.”

Abia Warriors currently are third in the group on three points, same as second placed Pillars, who take on Kwara United in the other group game.

Warriors would be hoping Okoro continues with his brilliant form when they play their final and most decisive game on Friday.

They need at least a point against Rivers United to book their place in the next round as long as Kwara does them a huge favour by taking all three points against Pillars.

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