Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We will remain in top-flight – Crown goalie

Crown Football club goalkeeper, Ayobami Ojo, is confident that he and his teammates can keep their team in the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) in spite of their modest status.
Crown FC along with Bukola Babes, Jos University Teaching Hospital (Juth) Football Club and Plateau United won promotion to the elite division from the Nigeria National League (NNL) also known as the National Division 1.
“We are not a big club like Enyimba, (Enugu) Rangers, Kano Pillars or Shooting Stars, but there is one thing I can assure our fans – we will play in the Premier League next season,” said Ojo, who was one of the reasons Heartland could only muster just a goal to edge them in a Week 6 match last Sunday.
Despite Crown FC’s 13th position on the league table with just a point above the drop zone, Ojo believes that their decent start to the season that has seen them beat two big sides, Kano Pillars and Kwara United, will continue.
The former Heartland goalkeeper told SuperSport.com that Crown FC though do not have big-names in their team but have players that can compete in the Premier League with the help of their backroom staff.
“As far as I am concerned we have not done badly when you look at our performance so far in the Premier League. We have beaten Kano Pillars and even Kwara United too. Though we don’t have big players in our team but we have players, who have hunger for the game,” the goalkeeper said.
Six weeks into the 2010/2011, Crown FC players such as Harrison Egbune, Bode Daniel, Nehemiah Ekong, John Fashanu Fayoseh and Asuquo Phillip have already proven that they are ready to put their feet into the heat of the top-flight.

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