Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tornadoes Is One Of Big Sides, Says Ajagun

Abdulrasheed Ajagun believes that Niger Tornadoes is one of the top sides in this season’s campaign of the Globacom Premier League.
The petite and pacy striker, who returned to Minna after a year stint with relegated Nasarawa United last season, told that the squad assembled by head coach, Godwin Uwua, is capable of challenging for the title this term.
Ajagun’s belief stems from the fact that Niger Tornadoes has been able to grab one away win in its away game to Gombe United last month.
“This is a good team,” began Ajagun, who had hoped to sign for Gateway Football Club of Abeokuta earlier in the season. “I know our coach has done a good job and when you look at the players we have I know that we can do well because we are one of the big clubs in the country.”
In spite of Tornadoes occupying eighth position on the Premier League table, Ajagun is undaunted in stating that the Minna-based club would compete for the title in this campaign.
But the forward knows that it would take more than just lip service to achieve the feat of competing for the league trophy with the likes of Kano Pillars, Heartland Football Club and titleholder, Bayelsa United.
“I know that this season will be very interesting because all of the teams will fight to get something at the end of the season. But I believe that we can compete with clubs like Kano Pillars, Bayelsa United and Heartland because they are the big clubs and we can be one of them too. And we know that we really need to work hard to be among the best in the country,” Ajagun further told
The Niger Tornadoes’ man has already scored once in this campaign and is looking forward to adding more to his one-goal when the Premier League resumes on November 18.
However, Ajagun is aware of the threat that his club’s opponent on November 18, Warri Wolves, could pose.
“When the league starts again, we will be ready to pick our points when it matters starting with the first game (against Warri Wolves). I know it will be a difficult match but we will take our points,” he said.
Ajagun is also hoping that his side can win a continental berth to play in one of Africa’s club competitions in 2011.

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