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Gwegwe eyes win at Rising Stars

Divine Warriors coach, Ada Gwegwe has said his wards will take their newly discovered winning mentality to Rising Stars in Saturday's NNL Matchday 7 at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode.

The Brass-based side took three points off visiting Apa United on Matchday 6 in Yenagoa to take their points haul to eight with a game at hand as they are now in seventh position on the log, four points adrift NNL Division B leaders, Crown FC.

Gwegwe said his wards have grown in confidence with the previous weeks away point at Abia Comets in Umuahia and home win against Apa United to challenge for maximum points at Rising Stars.

"Of course, it will be a tough encounter playing Rising Stars at their slaughter ground in Ijebu-Ode. You recall they were previously in the Premier League both sides know each other inside out.

"However, the good thing about my players is with each game they play they grow in confidence and maturity. The two last games against Abia Comets and Apa United have boosted their confidence that they see every team right now as beatable.

"So we're heading to Ijebu-Ode to pick three points against Rising Stars or at least a point. We won't return to Yenagoa empty-handed not now our eyes are focused on the top spot. We need all the points to achieve our target.

"We've nothing to lose and we are not wunder pressure. The pressure will be on the hosts and that will be the weapon we'll unleash on them," he said to supersport.com.

Divine Warriors who were demoted as Ocean Boys to the lower division at the end of the 2011/12 NPL season never hid their ambition for a quick return to the elite league.


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