Nduka wants more tournaments

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heartland coach, Ndubuisi Nduka has charged the NPL Interim Management Board to organise more tournaments for the continental representatives.

Already the management board has slated for Kano the Super Four tournament exclusive for the African campaigners between January 9 and 19.

However, Nduka said the Super Four tournament is grossly inadequate to put the continental teams in top shape for the African hostilities in the absence of a running league competition.

“Super Four tournament is good but inadequate to make up for the delay in starting the league.

“How I wish they could organise more of such tournament for the four clubs at the continent.

“That’s even why I feel the board should consider bringing forward the February 16 league kickoff date.

“Of course, we can’t pretend that the non-start of the league will have some negative impact on us on the continent.

“Fine, we’re preparing at individual level but mere training and not playing competitive matches will surely have its own impact especially when our rivals in other lands are properly engaged.

“Enugu Rangers and Kano Pillars would have played their continental matches without playing at least one league match.

“It will be a big boost for us to be engaged actively before the start of the league in February,” said the former Plateau United manager to supersport.com.

Nduka would want the crisis threatening the league to ease off as well as proper alignment of the league with other leagues in other lands.

“What I’m praying as we step into the New Year is an end to the crisis in our league so that we’ll have a conducive atmosphere to work.

“I pray Nigeria football calendar will be harmonised along with other leagues so that we can claim our rightful spot among the football communities,” he said.

The former Mbaise Lions’ coach said he is positive the coming year will be fruitful for his wards.

“I think we’re on the right path in our preparations for the new season. Everybody is up and doing and the players’ positive response to work is a clear indication that the coming year will be full of laurels for us,” he said.

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