Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Glo League Is Tough, Admits Garba Lawal

After making his debut in the colours of Lobi Stars as captain, former Nigeria international, Garba Lawal, has confessed that the Globacom Premier League is physically-demanding.
Though Lawal played all 90 minutes in victory of Lobi Stars over visiting Wikki Tourists at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, he made it clear to Naijaligue.blogspot.com that he found out that most of the players that competed in last Sunday’s Week Two encounter were physically fit.
The former Nigerian hard man acknowledged that he came up against midfielders from Wikki Tourists, who were ready to battle for the control of the midfield in the game that ended by a lone goal in favour of his side.
“I must admit that it was not an easy game against Wikki. Some of the players from Wikki showed that they can compete very well and physically especially. We (Lobi Stars) had a tough time trying to control the game because our opponents made sure that they covered almost every grass on the pitch and it made it a bit difficult to play expressive football. But it is good that we won despite the toughness of our opponents,” he told Naijaligue.blogspot.com.
Lawal expressed satisfaction with the way his team-mates conducted themselves in the game in order to grab its first win of the season in this season’s campaign of the Globacom Premier League on Sunday.
The former Super Eagles’ midfielder told our correspondent that starting with a win on the home front would serve as a morale booster to his side.
The former Roda JC Kerkrade man also rated the standard of play in the ongoing campaign of the Premier League high and believes that the top-flight division in the country can step up with its counterparts in South Africa, Tunisia and Egypt among others if the clubs are properly ran.
The Lobi Stars’ player-coach added that one step of moving in the stride of developing the Premier League into one of the best in Africa would be until clubs are owned by private individuals.

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