Heartland aim to pummel Dolphins
Heartland midfielder, Bartholomew Ibenegbu has said three points against domestic champions, Dolphins is non-negotiable.
Both sides will contest the three points at stake in midweek's Matchday 34 tie at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.
The first fixture at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt ended one goal apiece.
Ibenegbu told SuperSport.com that they have perfected plans to snatch the maximum points at the expense of the Garden City landlords.
"Of course, we've done our home work very well to be able to pick the three points.
"I strongly think the three points is non-negotiable, we need the points badly to boost our position on the log.
"Dolphins will surely come all out to make a statement but we've perfected plans to stop them.
"In fact, we want to use the game as a dress rehearsal for the Federation Cup group game campaign in Port Harcourt.
"After our elimination from the Confederation Cup race, it dawns on us we must defend the Cup title or finish among the top three in the league to get back to the continent next year," he said.
The Super Eagles' playmaker said his side are not scared of their Cup group opponents.
"We're the Cup holders and should be feared by our opponents and not the other way round.
"That is not to say we'll underrate them. No, we'll pay them their due respect.
"Ours is to qualify from the Port Harcourt centre and proceed to the final and win back the title.
"Our target is to make it back to back," he said.
Heartland are in group D and Port Harcourt as centre together with Gombe United, Plateau United and Nasarawa United.