Wikki Tourists striker Shammah Tanze has urged their doubters to silence their doubters in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) week 22 game against Yobe Desert Stars on Sunday.
The Giant Elephants have won just once their last eight encounters and the 1-0 loss to Go Round FC last week didn’t inspire confidence.
“I expect a strong reaction from the whole team,” the striker stated on Friday. “The defeat to Go Round has been negative for our image.
“We played well but lost – we were gutted with the defeat.”
Wikki, who will face Yobe Desert Stars in the Northern derby are in the relegation zone.
“We are going through a tough time as you can all see,” continued the former Nasarawa United forward.
“I hope this week, which has been intense and anxious, has made everybody aware of the situation we are facing.
“We don’t have to be too pessimistic, this is just sport and tough moments happen also to bigger teams than ours.
“But I expect a positive reaction from the squad on Sunday.”
“We must consider the performance, the result, our energy and enthusiasm.”