Head Coach of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Niger Tornadoes, Hamza Abara has insisted that his side will not be dropped to the lower division despite losing 1-0 to Rivers United on Sunday at the Yakubu Gowon stadium.

Wasiu Jimoh's first half freekick was all United needed to ensure Tornadoes chances to survive the drop was almost impossible.

The Match day 14 encounter had little or nothing spectacular as the Stanley Eguma side continued with their usual lackadaisical approach in front of goal while the visitors on the other hand continued with their poor form on the road.

Tornadoes stay strapped to the bottom of group A, a position Hamza believes they can still get out of.

"One thing I can assure you is that we won't be relegated. Mark my words, we are not going on relegation by God's grace. We've already drawn out our strategies and it shall work out," he said.

Captain of Niger Tornadoes, Aliko Mustapha backed his coach as he equally reiterated that his team could still beat the drop.

"Just like my coach stated, we have young and vibrant players who are ready to play so we cannot be relegated. We are doing well and we'll continue to give our best to survive. So I am very confident Niger Tornadoes cannot go down because we are determined".  

 Niger Tornadoes have just 10 points from 14 matches, seven away from safety with 8 matches left to the end of the season.

Author: Jessica Amadi
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