FC Taraba’s head coach, Nduka Ndubuisi, has said his side will recover the points lost to domestic champions, Kano Pillars, against newcomers, Giwa FC.
The Jalingo-based side will confront fellow top flight debutants, Giwa FC, in the Glo Premier League match day 7 duel on Sunday at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo.
Both sides experienced mixed fortunes in match day 6 clashes going into the match day 7 tie, while FC Taraba had their wings clipped at Kano Pillars in Kano. The Tin City side shared honours with debutants, Abia Warriors, in Jos.
Ndubuisi said his charges must bounce back with a convincing win against Giwa FC for the side to maintain their relevance in the ongoing league season.
“We won’t negotiate the three points with Giwa FC; we’ve to win in order to keep our progression in the league.
“We just lost three points at Kano Pillars on Sunday; we can’t afford to drop further points not even on the home soil.
“We’re new on the terrain with lot of youngsters and we’ve to maintain the momentum by regularly picking good results so as to guarantee players’ confidence,” said the former Plateau United coach to supersport.com.
Ndubuisi insisted that the side’s code of conduct will take care of the misdemeanour of the side’s first-choice goalkeeper, Richard Ocheayi, in the game at Kano Pillars.
FC Taraba have a good code of conduct. We’ll look into it and come up with appropriate punishment for goalkeeper, Richard Ocheayi. FC Taraba has rules that do not condone any act of players challenging referees’ decisions.
“The ripple effect of his marching orders saw his teammates momentarily losing concentration which caused us the game.
“We’ll play Giwa FC without him; we’ll work hard to ensure his absence doesn’t hurt us,” said the former Heartland coach.
FC Taraba have raked in nine points from a possible 18 in the six-week -old Nigerian elite league.