Heartland Coach, Ramson Madu has said he is happy going into the round of 16 encounter of the Aiteo Cup with title holders, FC IfeanyiUbah as underdogs.

The Soccer Scientists are visitors of the Anambra Warriors in an Oriental derby in Nnewi on Wednesday.

“The Aiteo Cup round of 16 clash between hosts and title holders, FC IfeanyiUbah and Heartland depicts the biblical battle between ‘David and Goliath’. Said Madu to supersport.com

“The underdog’s status suits us well as Nigeria National League (NNL) side versus Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side.

“I like the matchup as it will afford me a golden opportunity to assess the new players in our midst as it concerns their suitability for inclusion in the top-flight squad if we gain promotion to the premier league.

“Our match plan in all the matches is outright victory that is same attitude we are taking the game to the opponents, FC IfeanyiUbah.

“We want to win the clash though we are not unmindful of the fact that we are up against the defending champions.

“The clash will not be easy as the opponents have the added advantage of playing right there at their backyard and before their teeming fans.

“We will give the clash our very best hoping that the winner will be decided within the regular time and that winner will be us.” he concluded.

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