Monday, December 21, 2009

Title Race Is Still Open – Emordi

Head coach of Enyimba, Okey Emordi, is suddenly playing the gentle cat by declaring that the race for the Premier League title is still open after his side grabbed an audacious win at rival, Warri Wolves, over the weekend.
Before he spoke of the colour that the title race would take in the coming weeks when the Premier League resumes next month across the country, Emordi was full of praise for his side.
Emordi’s men ended Warri Wolves’ home invincibility that spans 24 matches without losing by winning with Cletus Itodo’s late strike.
But the former African Coach of the Year Award winner in an interview with has decided to keep his team on its guard by saying that the title race is still a long way to go.
“With just one win over one of our rivals does not signal that we have won the title just yet. We are in December and the league will not end until May or June and that is around five or six months from now and between now and then anything can happen. So we won’t go back and fold our arms and say after all we have defeated Warri Wolves at home.
“I believe that the win at Warri Wolves would make other clubs take us more seriously now more than before. I am not new to the league and I am not new with Enyimba, so I know the whole league inside and out. So we will not be taking chances when it comes to the league,” he told
However, Emordi did not mince word on his second mission to the Peoples Elephant when he said the club is targeting its sixth Premier League trophy in 10 years.
The Aba club has won the league in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007 as well as two CAF Champions League titles in 2003 and 2004.
Last season, the Peoples Elephant won its second FA Cup (now Federation Cup) under Austin Eguavoen after winning the first in 2005 when it defeated Lobi Stars via penalties.
Emordi, who was technical consultant to another Premier League club, Heartland Football Club, said winning five league title should not be enough to mean that the Peoples Elephant would stop there.
“Enyimba is a side that wants to win trophy every season. The current players also want to write their names in history by winning the league like their predecessors at the club. So at Enyimba it is a tradition to win trophies,” he told

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