Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Bosso Rates Wikki’s Performance Average

Head coach of Wikki Tourists, Ladan Bosso, is unimpressed with the performance of his club in the 2008/2009 season after it finished in 15th position and escaped relegation.
Bosso explained that the display of the team throughout last season did match the expectation of the club’s management and supporters, as Wikki Tourists did not live up to its pre-season billing.
The former Flying Eagles’ head coach explained that it would have been difficult if the club had failed to retain its Premier League status, as it was looking dicey at some stage last season.
“It was a tough season for us generally. We did not do well at all. On the whole, we put in a performance that I will rate as average and that is not good enough for a team that began the season with the intention of winning a continental ticket. Our performance also left most of our fans disappointed and the management is unhappy about what happened last season,” he said.
However, the 43-year-old coach could not forget in a hurry the humiliating 1-6 defeat his side suffered in the hands of Sharks Football Club at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt last season.
Bosso described the scandalous defeat to Sharks FC as the most embarrassing moment of his stay at Wikki Tourists.
“That was the lowest point of our season and personally I felt really bad that we lost in such a manner to Sharks. But it was a lesson for the coaches and the players,” he said.
He also attributed the poor outing of Wikki Tourists in last season’s campaign to his long absence from the camp of the side due to national engagement with the Flying Eagles, which he led to the West African Football Union (WAFU) Under-20 Championship and the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Rwanda.
The Wikki Tourists’ official added that the players were motivated enough as the campaign wore on last season.
He said setting a target of winning a continental ticket should have been matched by financial backup for the players as it concerned their signing-on fees.

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