Wikki Tourists captain and right back, Mustapha Ibrahim has said his side’s summit position is not under threat following the top of the table tie goalless draw against Enugu Rangers.
The Bauchi outfit failed to extend the gap at the summit with as many as five points with a barren draw against second placed side, Enugu Rangers in the top-flight matchday 25 clash in Bauchi on Sunday.
Ibrahim said the outcome of the clash against the Coal City side is expected and one of the challenges they must encounter to be champions at the end of the on-going league season.
“Well, the barren draw against Enugu Rangers is part of the game and the hurdles we will face in our bid to be champions. It happens like that at times but the key is that we did not give up the whole points, at least, we picked a point to stay atop of the log.
“However, I can only say that our summit position can be challenged by other competitors but cannot be completely threatened.
“Despite the barren draw against Rangers we are still on the driving seat and we will not give up the prime position no matter the stiff challenge.
“We had the opportunity to widen the gap at the top with five points but the draw against Rangers we tell our teeming supporters to calm down as there is no course for alarm as we are on top of the situation.
“The management is pulling the string as well as motivating us to go all the way to achieve the lofty dream of lifting the league shield.
“We are heading to Warri Wolves at the weekend with full force to get something positive from the clash at least that will help us keep the top spot while we steel ourselves to face newcomers, Niger Tornadoes in another testy clash.
“Every game gives us new strength to fight harder and I believe our dream will surely come to be a reality at the end of the season,” said the Wikki Tourists strongman to supersport.com.
Wikki Tourists sit at the top of the top-flight log on 42 points two above closest challengers, Enugu Rangers.