As hostilities begin on Tuesday at the Bet9ja NLO Super 8 at the Agege Township Stadium, former Nigerian international Lawrence Ukaegbu has assured that his Enyimba Feeders FC are not under pressure ahead of their confrontation with FRSC FC.
In an exclusive chat with thenff.com in Lagos, the Enyimba Feeders technical director said he expects a good game when his players file out against the Road Marshals.
“We are not under any pressure at all. My players are in good condition for the game and despite not knowing much about FRSC, we will play our normal football and expect to win the game,” Ukaegbu said.
The former wing wizard, who was very prominent in the Flying Eagles team to Chile ’87 FIFA U20 World Cup further affirmed that the standard of the game in the Nationwide League One (NLO) is very high and it was very difficult to gain promotion to the Nigeria National League (NNL). “We will use the Super 8 to prepare our players very well for the challenges of the NNL. Six of my players in the Feeders team have been promoted to the main team of Enyimba FC ahead of the 2016/17 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
“It was very difficult to gain promotion to the Nigeria National League due to the fact that the standard of the game is very high in the NLO and there is a great improvement in the organisation of the League. We are happy that the Super 8 tournament is here and it is a great opportunity to prepare the team very well as we want to excel in the Nigeria National League.”
Other matches slated for Tuesday include Bida Lions locking horns against Papilo FC of Owerri and My People FC against FC Abuja. AS Racine of Lagos drew bye due to the inability of Yobe Desert Stars of Yobe to make it to the tournament.