After completing a nine-day close camping exercise in Awka that saw his wards record five wins and a draw in practice matches, technical adviser of Rangers International F.C, Coach Abdul Maikaba, is optimistic of his side emerging winners of the inaugural edition of the NPFL organized, Dozy Mmobuosi sponsored NPFL pre-season Super Cup slated for Lagos, Nigeria.
Coach Maikaba after taking his players on several drills, Saturday, exhumed a lot of confidence with the work rate of his players and hope they take the same form into the preseason tournament.
‘I will say that my team is fully prepared for the pre-season tournament as the management has given us all the support to ensure we prepare this team to the best level and I hope and believe that we shall come out in flying colors because the boys are in good shape,’ stated Maikaba.
The vastly experienced tactician further said, ‘I believe that with the number of talent in our team, we can overcome the task of playing a match each day at the tournament and it will be a good ground for us put to test all we have been practicing for a good start in the coming season.’
Coach Maikaba described the challenges expected from teams invited for the tournament as strong but surmountable stressing.
‘The teams lined up for this tournament only reminds me of the golden years of club football where the stadium is filled to the brim before the teams even arrive and I believe that is what I.M.T is trying to bring back to the league. I expect a thrilling tournament as the other three clubs are formidable in their right but we have the right mix to emerge winners.’