Nigerian League: Our goal, to survive relegation – FC Taraba

Taraba FC

FC Taraba of Jalingo doesn’t care much about winning the title.


The newly promoted Premier League club, FC Taraba, have said their target this season is to remain in the Nigeria Premier League.

The club would not eye the league title even though winning it would be a plus, a spokesperson said.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Tuesday, the spokesperson of FC Taraba, Martin Odiete, said the club, with the help of old and new set of players, would love to win all away matches in the second round.

“The club is not ready to win the league title,” Odiete said. “As you know we are newly promoted and this is our first season in the premier league and we would really love to retain our stand in the league, we are not keen about winning the league title but if it comes our way why not we will be happy.”

“Newly promoted clubs hardly stay in the league and we will try our best to remain and not go on relegation.

“We are bringing in more players to fill in the gaps in which we feel is necessary to be filled and with about three to four additions we will achieve our goals of sustaining our place in the league,” he added.

Speaking on the club’s second round strategy for the 2013/14 league season which will start on July 18, Mr. Odiete said they hope to win more away games since they lost most if their away matches at the first round of the season.

“The team won almost all the home matches. We did not do well in away matches we planned to win more away matches during the second round,” Mr. Odiete said.

FC Taraba were in 14th place at the end of first half of the 2013/14 league season.

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