Musa Ibrahim has warned his Kano Pillars side against composure in playing against Abia Warriors in the Aiteo Cup group game on Wednesday.
The Umuahia Warriors were deflated 5-1 by Kwara United in the group game on Monday.
However, for Musa Ibrahim, this is no reason for his players to rest easy going into matchday2 fixture.
“We do not start the favourite against any opponent. Nobody should think that it is going to be an easy match,” he warned in a chat with Futbalgalore.com.
“We can lose to anyone if we are not good and we can beat anyone if we are.
“Abia Warriors are characterised by their ability to get out on the counter-attack after winning the ball. This will require much attention from us, to beat them would be very important for my players.
“They work very well, they have quality and great ability particularly in the wings. Perhaps they are most dangerous on the break, that’s where they kill you.”
“Three points on Wednesday will take us through. That’s the message am passing to my players. We need to defeat Abia Warriors on Wednesday.”