Timitimi, Igbinovia upbeat ahead of Delta Queens clash

Bayelsa Queens chairman Ebiki Timitimi is confident his team can beat Delta Queens and go on to win the Federation Cup title they relinquished to Sunshine Queens at the 2015 final in Lagos.

 

The Yenagoa based side were beaten 4-2 on penalties after both teams ended proceedings 1-1 at regulation time.

The former Bayelsa United forward is already looking beyond the game against their south-south rivals, Delta Queens on Thursday.

“First and foremost I want to say congratulation to the team in advance and I want to give God the glory because I know he has promised and he will never fail us,”

“By the special grace of God we are going to take the day. nwfl

“We are not going to leave any stone unturned because our aim is to make sure we bring the trophy to the state and then to say thank you to Bayelsa for the support.” said Timitimi.

 

Timitimi also appreciated the financier of the club whose support he said, has provided the team a great boost this season.

“I want to thank the state government for all their support all through the season. In our own capability we are making good use of the little fund we get from them to manage the club and make sure the morale of these players are high at all times,” he acknowledged.

He further expressed his optimism on winning the semifinal clash against Delta Queens on Thursday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.

“We are very optimistic of winning the game. Once your technical crew is happy, your players are happy, you are going to get it.” He concluded.

In the same vein, Bayelsa Queens star midfielder, Osarenoma Igbinovia says the Federation Cup game against their semifinal opponents, Delta Queens is a must win.

“It is a game we must win. We have prepared so hard for the game and so we can’t afford to lose the game. I have played several matches against this team (Delta Queens) and I see them as a very good side. I am very delighted with our training for the past few weeks and our coach has trained us on tactical play, professional play and I am sure we are ready for the game.” Igbinovia explained.

 

The last time both sides met in a friendly game in February 2016, Bayelsa Queens lost the encounter 0-1 to Delta Queens in Otuoke with former Nasarawa Amazons forward, Emuejo Oghiangberha scoring the goal while in the reverse fixture in Oghara, Patience Kalu’s goal secured victory for Bayelsa Queens.

 

 

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