Katsina United head coach, Abdul Usman Biffo has said his side will go for win against hosts, Kano Pillars at the on-going Sherif Rabi’U Inuwa (Ahlan Cup 2017) preseason tournament in Kano.
The Changi Boys will square up against the Pyramid City side in Friday’s Ahlan Cup 2017 tournament first semifinal clash at the Kano Pillars Stadium in Kano.
Biffo said his side will push hard to win the maiden trophy even though the Katsina landlords did not embark on the preseason tournament primarily to win the prime prize.
“We are going to accord due respect to opponents, Kano Pillars but will not be seen to be afraid of the side.
“Unarguably, Kano Pillars are the best team in the on-going Ahlan Cup 2017 preseason tournament in Kano.
“We consider it a huge privilege to square up with the side in the semifinal we are sure to come out improved and enriched.
“We will behave quite well and put on our best character and performance in the clash aimed at coming out as winners.
“Right now we see ourselves within a touching distance to the final of the preseason tournament.
“We did not set out to win the top prize of the tournament but our joy will know no bound if we emerge the maiden winners of the tournament at the end of the day.
“We are working on our defence to make it watertight to prevent the opponents from creating havoc at our vital area.
“We are still in the building process so I have always tried to see that the youngsters among us were not carried away by the momentary success.
“I’m happy that the players are quickly adjusting perfecting to my own kind of philosophy of the game.
“We have an average age of 20-year old players, we are young side and that perhaps is the reason they are adjusting speedily.
“We hope to work on the lapses even after the Ahlan Cup tournament to make sure we get it perfectly right before the commencement of the upcoming league season,” said the former Abia Warriors and Niger Tornadoes coach to supersport.com.
The third place and final matches will hold at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.