The Enyimba striker is confident they will emerge winners of the 2016 Nigerian Charity Shield after seeing his move to his home town club turned down.
Enyimba striker Mfon Udoh is confident his side will beat Akwa United when both sides clash in the 2016 Charity Shield match at the Abuja National Stadium on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old and his Enyimba teammates will come up against his hometown club in the season curtain-raiser in Nigeria’s capital and he is confident they will start the domestic season with a win.
“I believe we will beat Akwa United in the Charity Shield,” Udoh said in a radio interview. “We didn’t start the season well because we lost our Champions League game but we are determined not to make it two losses in a row,” he stated.
Udoh was missing due to injury as the People’s Elephants lost 1-0 to Vipers of Uganda in their preliminary round, first leg CAF Champions League tie last weekend, but he is however expected to be available for the game with Akwa.
The game pitches the league winners against the Federation’s Cup champions and is the first official game of the season before the start league hostilities.
Enyimba are up against Dolphins in Port Harcourt in their first league game of the season, while Akwa will be in Akure to face Sunshine Stars.