Chairman of Goddosky Football Club, Anambra Chief Eloka Agbasimelo, has called for the establishment of more professionally managed private clubs to grow and develop the Nigerian football league.
Agbasimelo told newsmen that Goddosky FC was out to change the narrative in terms of club management and professionalism.
In line with this, he said plans had been concluded for a titanic friendly clash between Goddosky FC and recently crowned FCT FA League champions, WACO Football Academy.
He said the friendly will kick start series of other activities to launch the budding Anambra based team to national and global reckoning.
According to him, the friendly being organised by Pretty Sports Media (PSM) is scheduled for March 13 at the Area Three Astro turf football pitch.
He said the club which currently plies its trade in the Nationwide League One (NLO) will be looking to gain promotion to the Nigeria National League (NNL) in its steady progress for the zenith of Nigerian football.
“Goddosky FC is the pride of Ezinifite in Anambra state, mostly in terms of football and sports, that is why we want to make a groundbreaking statement when we play the FCT FA league champions,” he said.
He said the players and technical crew of the team will leave no stone unturned to ensure Goddosky FC put up an impressive performance in the friendly and going forward in the league.
“The players are working hard to give their 100 per cent in the match, as the game will serve as build match to their title campaign for the upcoming Nigeria’s Nationwide League One (NLO) billed for March”.
“We are supporting the team with whatever they want, which is at par to international best standard and the team’s technical crew has assured us that they will not let us and the fans down, “ he added.
Agbasimelo said the team recently returned from a training tour of Turkey and Spain in keeping with international best practice in terms of exposure and preparation for a league season.
He called on the media to rally support for the team ahead of the start of the NLO.
Goddosky FC was established in 2009 and have set their sights on winning the NLO title and securing a ticket to play in the Nigeria National League at the end of the season.
CAF CL: Why Akwa United Struggled Against CR Belouizdad
Coach Kennedy Boboye admitted that Akwa United failed in their bid to replace the players that left the club.
Boboye revealed this in his post match confe-rence after Akwa United kick-started their 2021-2022 CAF Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over CR Belouizdad of Algeria on Sunday.
The Promise Keepers lost influential stars like Charles Atshimene and Olisa Ndah to CD Feirense of Portugal and Orlando Pirates of South Africa respectively earlier this month.
Recall that Ndah and Atshimene played key role in Akwa United’s NPFL title victory and Boboye admitted that the club was unable to bring in replacement.
He said: “This is what we have gotten. Most of the players we tried to get did not come.”
“We can’t stop players from travelling. It is unfortunate that we started the tournament very early.”
“We have not been able to play together for a long time. By the time we surpass this stage, we would be better than before,” he said.
Remo Stars To Appoint Ogunbote Head Coach
Nigeria Professional Football League New Boys, Remo Stars are on the verge of appointing Gbenga Ogunbote as their new coach.
Reports revealed that Remo Stars manage-ment will appoint the former Enyimba and Sunshine Stars boss to take over the reign from Daniel Ogunbodede who tutored the team last season.
Ogunbote was spot-ted with the Ikenne-based club during the just concluded NNL Super 8 in Enugu.
The club is set to announce the mana-gerial change in the coming days, but nothing has been heard, concerning the future of Daniel Ogunbodede.
Ogunbodede helped Remo Stars seal their return to the elite division after finishing second in NNL playoff in Group A.
CAFCL: Eguma Warns Players Against Complacency
Rivers United Coach, Stanley Eguma, has warned his players against comp-lacency ahead of their CAF Champions Lea-gue second leg prelimi-nary game against Young Africans.
The Pride of Rivers defeated the Tanzanian side 1-0 at the Benjamin Mkapa Nat-ional Stadium on Sunday.
Samuel Omodumuke scored the winning goal for the visitors in the 52nd minute to give the Eguma’s side advant-age of going to the next game.
The return leg will take place next week Sunday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Speaking ahead of the second meeting, Eguma hinted that his players need to forget about the first leg result and approach the second leg with all seriousness.
“They are a good side and have mobile players.
“We need to have the right mentality when we play them at home, we must not relent and fight as if we have not played the first leg.
“We must put in everything in the second leg, that is going to be our approach.”
“The players need to rise to the occasion to ensure that we seal the qualification,” he said.
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