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The next four matches are cup finals, says Warri Wolves’ Itoya

September 7, 2016

The Seasiders winger says they are treating their final league fixtures as cup finals as they look to retain their top flight status.

Kelvin Itoya says relegation- threatened Warri Wolves will approach their last four NPFL matches like cup final.

The Seasiders secured a vital 1-0 win over Nasarawa United on Sunday that saw them climb to 15th spot on the league table.

“Well, I will start by saying it was the grace of God that was sufficient for us against Nasarawa United because after two games at home without scoring a goal the pressure was really much on us players,” Itoya told Goal.

“We held a meeting as players and we motivated ourselves because our names are at stake if Warri Wolves gets relegated and together we got the desired result.

“The battle for survival now isn’t a personal one but a collective one.

“It was a team effort and all the players were involved not only the 18-man team but every Warri Wolves player was involved in that victory against Nasarawa United.

“Now the next four matches for us are cup final and we won’t want to lose a cup final so that’s the approach to all the remaining four fixtures.

“And we will take them one at a time. Right now our focus is on the Rivers United game this weekend in Port Harcourt.”

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