By Ime Bassey
Improve Nigerian Premier League side from Gusau, Zamfara United FC have stressed that they would finish amongst the top ten teams at the end of the season even with their young and inexperienced players.
Expressing this to Sunday Vanguard Sports, club chairman, Ahlaji Ibrahim Musa said the team are improving because the boys are new to the league coupled with them playing away from home.
“I just want to say this for all those that care to listen, that we will be among the top ten teams at the end of the season by the grace of God.”
“For those who have followed our team, they would see that we are building young and vibrant footballers from the grass root that are improving day-in and day-out in the league.”
“Each game is bringing the best out of them. We are not going to bring in all those over-used players in the league. We always make sure we catch our players young so they can be great asset and a delight for the Nigerian league.”
“Well, I have made it clear the last time we spoke that we would climb in the log, I just want to re-affirm it that this is just the beginning. By the grace of God, in the next two or three weeks when we would be back to Gusau, Nigerians will see more of us.”
“Our secret is that we are using young grass-root talents to develop the game. You know that with this, the sky is our limit and by mid-season, you will see Zamfara United among the first ten on the log with the help of God.”
Commenting on the coaching staff, the NFA congress member said that it is one that is resting on the knowledge of twenty years experience.
“The issue of technical crew is dependant on the ability and capacity of the persons you want to give the job. For ours, the technical crew is made up of ex-Zamfara United players who have played the game in the country at the highest level for over 20 years. We know their ability, even what they can do and how good they can do it.”
“For the chief coach, Alhassan Mohammed, he has played for so many senior club sides in the country as far back as the early eighties and after that he tinkered many clubs before we said he should come back home to take charge of his own home’s team to develop it into a winning side. We have a very strong confidence on the coaching staff,” he said.