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Ekofootball NNL Preseason Tournament: Starting From Square One not Easy, Uche Okagbue optimistic of promoting Sporting Lagos

The very experienced coach of new entrant into the NNL Sporting football club Lagos, Uche Okagbue told the reality of starting from the scrape in terms of total recruitment of players just few weeks to the commencement of the league.
” As an individual I like challenges and taking responsibilities, that is the motivation underlying my acceptance of the job”.

The experienced coach who in the past once handled FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Gabros Football Club, Remo Stars and FRSC football club spoke about his readiness to make a mark in the short time he has been with the team.
” This team is about one month old with only two weeks exposure to training. This short time of training has earned the players pass mark with their performance.
” We are still in the building process. I believe before the league commences we will get it right.

My personal aim is to promote the team to the premier league as I stick for hard work and discipline. The crop of players I have will deliver as cohesion and Unity is gradually being infused.

Coach Uche also believes that some times the results of Preseason Tournaments doesn’t determine a better showing in the league
” We never played a Preseason Tournament during my time with FC Ifeanyi Ubah before venturing into the league however because Sporting Lagos is a new team entirely , I embraced this Preseason Tournament to grade my players in terms of her strong points and areas to improve on “.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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