Monday, October 05, 2009

Bosso Pours Cold Water On Wikki’s Lead

Head coach of Wikki Tourists, Ladan Bosso, has played down the early lead of his club in the ongoing campaign of the Globacom Premier League as he believes that the season is still too young to conclude at the moment.
In an exclusive interview with after his side’s lone goal victory over Ocean Boys Football Club at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi, Bosso said he is not carried away by his side’s lead at the top of the Premier League log in Nigeria after just Week Three of the championship.
He added that by the time, the clubs competing in the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup return to face the league campaign fully, it would present a different proposition.
Bosso is also wary that the other clubs competing in this season’s top-flight are capable of putting a dent on his club’s target.
“It is good that we are picking our points now when it matters and that has seen us take the leading position on the league table as early as the third week of the start of this season. Any coach will be happy that he is on top of the league that has some of the best clubs in Africa, but I will tell you that I am not carried away at all. If you ask me again, it is too early in the season to say that because Wikki Tourists is on top of the league that we will stay there.
“It is just Week Three and we are on top and I believe that our performance for now that has seen us on top of the league would give us that motivation that we need to do well this season. There are 19 other clubs in the league competing for the title and just like us, they want to win. I am sure that the complexion of the league will change in a matter of weeks when the other teams competing in the continental (club) competitions return to face the league fully. Then we can know the real strength of all the clubs. For now, it is still early to determine,” he said.
The former Flying Eagles’ handler also made it clear that he wants to guide Wikki Tourists to a continental club championship place at the end of the 2009/2010 season.
Though he acknowledged that it would be a difficult task, he believes that with assistance and cooperation from the club management, players and backroom staff, Wikki can pick one of the spots to the continent.
“Our target is to pick a continental ticket at the end of the season. I am confident that we can achieve that. I know it will be tough but it will mean that we have to work hard and then the cooperation from everyone at the club,” he stated.

No comments:

Post a Comment