Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gwegwe lifts lid on Ocean's woes

Stand-in coach of Ocean Boys, Ada Gwegwe has told SuperSport.com why the club's campaign in the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) this season has collapsed.

Gwegwe also finds it "hard" to provide definite answers to the slump of his team.

The 2006 champions have taken just four points from their last ten league games.

Gwegwe fears that Ocean Boys face mass exit of their playing personnel should the club be relegated at the end of this term.

He also disclosed that the loss of 98 percent of their players in the mid-season transfer window has affected the club's performance.

Among high profile departures at Ocean Boys in the mid-season were Ebinipre Dengo, Emmanuel Enize, Chiamaka Madu, Ikechukwu Okemmiri, Nwaneri Collins and Raphael Nwerebe.

"It's very hard to answer (this poor performance). It is so sad. Things are not working well. Keeping the players will boil down to the management of the club if we are relegated. And I think if there is fund we can escape. Right now the team lack fund.

"We lost 98 percent of our players in Week 9 just because of no money. We lost almost all of our first team players," Gwegwe said to SuperSport.com.

Ocean Boys' woes is further highlighted with their recent travelling plan to face Gombe United at the Pantami Stadium on July 4.

The team arrived 30 minutes before kick-off for the game against Gombe United and ending up losing 1-3.

Ocean Boys have suffered four home losses to Enugu Rangers, Sunshine Stars, 3SC and Lobi Stars this season already.

The Divine Warriors are bottom of the Premier League standings on 27 points.

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