El Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri has recruited 12 new players to beef up the team ahead of the commencement of the Glo Premier League.
The Commissioner for Sports, Sungun Mai-Mele, stated this in an interview in Maiduguri.
Mr. Mai-Mele said the injection of the new players was to solidify the team for a successful campaign in the league.
“We have recruited 12 new players for the El Kanemi Warriors FC to prepare ground for the league season.
“The players were actually selected out of those who took part in the pre-season trial conducted by the club,” Mr. Mai-Mele said.
“The essence of the recruitment was to beef up all departments of the game, especially areas where we noticed some deficiencies.
“The players came from clubs like Taraba United FC, Abia Warriors, Gombe United, Prime FC among others,” he added.
Mr. Mai-Mele said two goalkeepers were among those recruited due to an urgent need to enhance the quality of goal keeping in the squad.
The commissioner assured that the state government would provide all necessary support for the club to excel this season.