Vandrezzer FC’s vice-captain Samuel Edoho is optimistic the Lions will build on the team’s last victory, as they prepare to take on Julius Atete FC on Saturday, at the Utu Jeremi Stadium in Delta State. 

Speaking after the team’s final training session ahead of the Matchday 7 encounter, the pacy full-back described the task as a ‘fight’ to ensure the momentum from the 3-0 victory against Adoration FC is sustained. 

“We are ready for a fight. The team plays well, we understand ourselves and we can score goals which is very important. We want to ensure there’s no slip up this time around like the case of our previous away games.”

“The pitch will always be an issue, and this particular one isn’t that standard, but we have to play anyway. VFC has been very vocal in the fight against bad pitches, but some people think we are fighting for ourselves, instead of recognizing this is about improving the country’s sporting facilities. I hope people can join this fight sooner than later. That said, our job is to play good football and win, hopefully we can achieve our aim of getting points here on Saturday” added Edoho. 

Coach Henry Makinwa led the lads in their final training session on Friday evening, which comprised light workout and a general feel of the Otu Jeremi stadium pitch. 

A contingent of eighteen players, six officials, and VFCTV crew arrived Warri, Delta State, ahead of the Match Day 7 Nigeria National League encounter this afternoon, shortly after coach Makinwa had announced his eighteen man squad for the fixture. 

The 18-man squad includes: Obinna Akuchie, Daniel Eyibio, Bassey Odiong, Owolabi Ibrahim, Samuel Edoho, Kingsley Akpan, Oloye Felix, David Edet, Opara Abraham, Kabiru Popoola, Anas Hassan, Isaac Saviour, Fawaz Otun, Abasifreke Effiong, Olalekan Abdulsalam, Gideon Monday, Habeeb Olaitan and Somtochukwu Abraham.


This selection means winger Etiti Solomon misses action for the first time this season following a hip injury sustained on Matchday 6, while defender Habeeb Olaitan might be in line for his first ever competitive appearance for the Lions since joining the Lagos Champions this season. 

Saturday’s encounter marks the second competitive meeting against J’Atete. The first game was on November 30, 2019 - VFC’s first ever NNL game. 


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