Abdul Sule has heaped praise on the board of the Nigeria National League for their openness and commitment to develop the second tier league in the country, adding that Kogi United will make good use of it to promote.
The chairman of Kogi United, who stated this at the Congress/Draws for the league on Wednesday in Abuja, noted that the Chief Emeka Inyama led NNL board has shown interest to raise the bar in making the league attractive to sponsors, just as he expected them to put policies and plans in place.
While admitting that the Wada Boys are grouped in a strong pool, the former Super Eagles player expressed optimism that his side will give its all to gain promotion to the Nigeria Premier League.
“The congress and draw was good. The fixtures are okay. There was transparency and openness in it They (NNL) are trying to do it more better this time, to make the league good for sponsors. And I think we have strong opponents, but it’s not a threat for us, by God’s grace we will get through,” Abdul Sule said.
“I’m okay with all that have been said but I hope they will keep to their promises, if they do that and officiating part good too, then everything will be fine.”
For us in Kogi United, we started last season by transforming the team and the transformation agenda was okay and now we have the time and chance to go to the Premier League, that’s our target. We are aiming to make a strong statement, but of course we have to start from somewhere and that’s to climb the ladder to the apex.
When asked about his plans for the women’s team of the state, Abdul Sule expressed belief on the qualities of his girls adding that the management will give the best of support to them to be ranked among the best cadre worthy enough for the national teams just as he solicited support from supporters and fans of both clubs to achieve greatness.
“For Confluence Queens, you know we have one of the best teams in Nigeria. Some of our girls have been to the national teams, presently we still have one in the Super Falcons, Chioma Wogu. So gradually we are making our players to be among the best, make it to the national teams and they will always be good. What we want from our fans is support and prayers, on our part we will always do our best. The Captain Idris Ichalla Wada led government has been doing great for us to make Kogi State football teams brands and force to be reckon with, by God’s grace will be great this season,” the Hummel ambassador concluded.
Kogi United are grouped in Division A1 alongside Kaduna United, Adamawa United, Plateau United, Yobe Desert Stars, Jigawa Golden Stars, Supreme Court and Spotlight FC.
The Confluence State club will get their season under way with a home game against Spotlight FC on 2nd May at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium.