Bala Abubakar's Niger Tornadoes have a hard task to accomplish in the match day 29 of the Nigeria Professional Football League against Abia Warriors at the Confluence Stadium on Sunday.
Tornadoes are winless in their last three league games, making Sunday's encounter a must watch as both sides are desperate for the three points at stake.
"The match will be tough since both Abia Warriors and us are fighting to stay away from the relegation zone," Bala told Goal.
"We are in an unfamiliar territory at the moment, but bad times never last. Strong people last.
"The team is focused on picking the maximum points on Sunday.
"It is going to be a tough duel because Abia Warriors play good football but they have been unlucky just as ourselves."
The Ikon Allah Boys are 15th in the table with 33 points from 26 matches, while Abia Warriors are 12th on 35 points from 27 games.