Enyimba striker, Andrew Abalogu has said Nigerian champions will catch up in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super 4 tournament in Kaduna and Uyo.
The People’s Elephant are at the base of the ladder after matchday 2 to Nasarawa United and Akwa United at the ongoing first phase in Kaduna.
The Aba outfit will close their NPFL Super 4 first leg account on Sunday against fellow Caf Champions League campaigners, Warri Wolves at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
Abalogu said his side are primarily using the first leg matches to test the new additions in their midst positive that Enyimba will claim its rightful position in the second phase in Uyo.
“Our rightful position remains at the top not the bottom as champions we are to lead the packs for others to follow and not the other way round.
“However, I understand that the Kaduna leg of the NPFL Super 4 will not determine the winners but the second phase coming in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
“I’m confident we will bounce back to reckoning to stamp our authority as well as claim rightful position.
“I believe from the next game against Warri Wolves on Sunday things will begin to change for the better and then we take it up from there till the end.
“There are new players in our midst that the coaches want to see play together with the old ones to ascertain how much they can blend and fit in for the task ahead.
“Right now we are experimenting with the Super 4 especially the first leg I’m sure it will be a different ball game in Uyo.
“So Nigerians should not panic or pass hasty judgment on us based on the two matches so far we will come around the hitches and go ahead to take our pride of place,” said the former ABS marksman to supersport.com.
The NPFL Super 4 first leg will be concluded on Sunday with matches involving Caf Confederation Cup campaigners, Nasarawa United and Akwa United as well as champions, Enyimba versus runners-up, Warri Wolves.
The second phase will shift to the Akwa Ibom International Stadium (Nest of Champions) in Uyo from February 01-05.