Ogunbote urges caution from his players

Sharks head coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has urged his players to remain focused after the club consolidated their place in the top half of the NPFL table with victory over Heartland on Wednesday.

The win lifted Sharks to sixth place, but Ogunbote is not getting carried away by their remarkable rise and insists they are not yet mathematically safe from relegation.

He stressed his side will be under no illusions about the nature of their task as the league gradually comes to an end.

"I haven't said we are safe yet because there are still three games left to play in the league," he told supersport.com.

"There isn't much separating the teams in top half of the table from those in the relegation zone, so there is no need to start celebrating.

"We're still not comfortable even though we have been able to consolidate on our last home victory. We still need to get a point from our last two away matches or possibly a win to be safe.

"Every team at this point would be difficult opponents, so there is no easy game.

"However, if there is a level-playing ground we are capable of springing surprises.

"We are moving on, but we are not there yet. We want to work harder to ensure we finish in a befitting position."

Sharks remaining fixtures this season are against Rangers in Enugu, Nasarawa United at home and a trip to Aba to face Enyimba.

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