Elkanemi Warriors striker Afeez Mohammed believes that coach Baba Ganaru is the ideal man to lead the Desert Warriors.
The coach tinkered Warriors to a surprise 1-0 away win over Akwa United in the day 1 of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Afeez Mohammed is confident that the tactician can get the best out of the current crop of players.
“The win over Akwa United was a spectacular debut,” he told Footballlive.ng.
“It was a football show and will go down as history.
“Coach Baba Ganaru has good football in his blood.
“He has always had the same philosophy as Elkanemi Warriors.”
The Desert Warriors continue their league campaign with a day 2 game against Kano Pillars at the Elkanemi Sports Complex.
Ayooluwa Adetola hopes to ‘grow’ at Tornadoes
New Niger Tornadoes signing Ayooluwa Adetola has admitted that he joined from Mighty Jets in order ‘to grow’ as a player.
The midfielder signed from Mighty Jets and he has thanked Tornadoes for swooping for him.
“Niger Tornadoes have had a lot of success, and I hope that will be mine too,” he told Footballlive.ng.
“I have come here to grow and I want to thank the club and coach Bernard Ogbe for signing me.
“Mighty Jets formed me as a player and I wish them well for the season.
“They will pull through without me.
“Now I am a Tornadoes player and I want to focus on this team.”
Ayooluwa Adetola will make his league debut for the Ikon Allah Boys against Rivers United on Wednesday.
Aghahowa: CCL vital for Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars midfielder Aghahowa Atakho has admitted that Saturday’s CAF Champions League clash with ASEC Mimosas is ‘more than important’.
The Pride of Benue face the Ivory Coast side in the second match of the group stage, and the enforcer has insisted it is imperative that his team pick a good result
“It’s a big game for us,” he told Footballlive.ng. “It is more than important. We will have to try and give everything.
“We all know it’s a vital game for the club after many years without CAF Champions League football. They have a good side. They have the experience of playing in the CAF Champions League. I belief we can beat them at their home ground. A positive result won’t be out of place for us. Maybe a draw.
“Playing in a competition like the CAF Champions League is a joy for any player.
“My win over Mamelodi Sundowns was very special and very emotional.
“I just want to thank the club for this opportunity.”
Akpos Adubi urges Rangers caution
Defender Akpos Adubi has remarked that just as Rangers International defeated Bantu FC in Maseru, the Lesotho Premier League champions will come out in full force in the return leg in Enugu.
The Flying Antelopes picked up a 2-1win in Maseru to boost their hopes of progressing into the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
However, Akpos Adubi has warned that the job is only half done at the moment.
“It is true that we are on a good track, but this has just begun,” reflected the central defender to Footballlive.ng.
“If we continue along the same lines then we will do well.
“Yes, we have an advantage, but just as we have won away.
“We now have to think about the home leg in front of our fans, against Bantu FC.