Sunshine Stars head coach, Duke Udi has called for standard officiating and maximum security as the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League commenced yesterday.
Udi and his Sunshine Stars will today play against Heartland at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri. He revealed his delight at the quick commencement of the League.
“The league is about to kick off, we pray for the best tournament, good game, officiating, security and spectatorship.
“Security is quite key and vital for an entertaining, fulfilling and rewarding season.”
He added that Sunshine are quite prepared to do well in the new season.
“We are here to give the hosts, Heartland the very best game of the season.
“We are ready for the season as we have done virtually everything we need to do as a team to excel in the new season.
“We had one month closed camping in the serene ground of Olashore International School in lloko-ljesa, Osun state.
“We engaged the team in few low profile friendly matches as that was what we could lay our hands on.
“We used the opportunity to test the old and new players on the detailed programmeshe side.
“Our agendas for the season are to win continental ticket, better our performance last season and cement the premiership status,” said the former Osun United coach to supersport.com.
Udi helped the side to finish last season in 10th position on 54 points in the 20-team top-flight.