Officials of Nasarawa United FC of Lafia have boasted that it is the team to beat in the Nigerian Premier League, NPL.
In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the media officer of the club, Musa Elayo, said all the other teams in the 20 clubs premiership should see Nasarawa United as a threat because the management of the club has put everything in place to ensure it takes home the season’s trophy.
“Nasarawa United is a team to beat in the Nigeria Premier League, every club should know that by now. We are doing everything possible to ensure that we don’t drop any point and we intend to win all our home matches and to win all our away matches. We have Elkanemi Warriors on Wednesday, Rangers and Enyimba, they are quality clubs, we intend to win and we can’t afford to drop a point in all these matches”.
Mr. Elayo said Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Kaduna United boosted the team’s confidence in their effort to get a continental ticket.
“Yesterday’s match gave us hope that at least we are not far from getting a continental ticket. We have motivated the players, they do not have complaints; the government is doing everything to make the players comfortable so they don’t have an excuse.”
“We want to beat Kano Pillars and win the league, we have a strong technical crew, players that are committed and determined, since this season started. We have not been getting it too bad, apart from the two games that took us to the fifth position. Since the league commenced we have been occupying first and second position,” Mr. Elayo said.
He commended the coach of the team, Mohammed Ganaru, who led the team to win the league’s title.
Nasarawa United will play Elkanemi Warriors at home on Wednesday in a week 31 league match.
Nasarawa United is second in the league with 47 points in 30 played matches. The premier league has 20 clubs.