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ABS Camerounian Technical adviser reacts to NNL kick off date, says play time over

By Nicholas Uwerunonye


Anthony Encho, technical adviser to Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC, has stated that his work is now fully cut out with the release of abridged 2020/2021 National League schedule.

His club will be campaigning in group A2, according to the league organisers. They also set Saturday 30, January as kick off date.

Daily Independent learnt of this on Friday after the NNL Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abakaliki, Eboyin State. In the draws released at the end of the meeting, the Saraki Boys will first make a trip to Abuja to lock horns with Road Safety.

Other teams in Group A2, are Kebbi United, Malumfashi FC of Katsina, DMD FC of Maiduguri, FC Zamfara, Niger Tornadoes, Kogi United FC of Lokoja, Yobe Desert Stars FC of Damaturu and Real Stars FC of Kaduna.

ABS Camerounian Technical Adviser, Encho, in his reaction to the new development, said it is time to get to business and that the party is over for the boys.

“I will say it is a tough group, we have many football power houses here but we will give our best to succeed.

“We have prepared enough for this day to come, so it is time to get to business and work very hard to be the best in the group” Encho said.

One of his players, Shola Oketade, said “Yes we are ready to do it…. This is the time” the young striker averred.

Another player, Emmanuel Atoe is his reaction, said I don’t know about you guys but I see us coming out of this group as number one at the end of the season.

In his word, Abdulraheem Saad said this is what we have been waiting for and we are strongly ready for it.

The Coach of the team, Shuaib Abdulkadir, popularly known as “No Fear” said: “We are ready for the battle while one of his left full backs, Olamide Mudasir, was full of confidence on the team’s promotion this session.

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