Kano Pillars midfielder Tamara Ojudigha Ezekiel says the squad is excited with the prospect of playing alongside Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa.
Musa who joined Pillars until the end of the season trained with the Sai Masu Gida for the first time on Monday ahead of the second stanza of the league.
Speaking to brila.net after Monday’s training session, Tamara said the arrival of the former Leicester City and Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward has lifted the mood in the squad.
The midfielder added that it’s a pleasure to share the pitch and dressing room with players of Musa’s caliber.
“His addition has lifted the mood in the squad, we are happy to see him train and compete with us”
“You don’t get the opportunity to share a dressing room and pitch with a player like him often, we hope to tap from his experience and hopefully he can help us too,” he told brila.net
On his personal target for the second stanza of the season, The former Lobi Stars of Makurdi defensive midfielder, said: ” The target is to continue my development and keep improving .”
“Obviously it was difficult not to be involved in the first half of the season, but I’m happy, everything has been sorted. I’m training hard and getting ready to showcase myself to the world again”. He concluded.
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Almeria coach José Gomes, delivered a positive verdicts on Sadiq Umar and his teammates after home draw against Espanyol at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos on Monday night.
Umar netted the opening goal for promotion-chasing Almería, but the lead lasted for just three minutes as the visitors equalized a moment later.
The draw leaves Almeria ten points behind Spanish Segunda B leaders Espanyol, but José Gomes hinted that the result will give Umar and his teammates’ confidence to continue their search for promotion.
“This tie has to give us confidence for what lies ahead.”
“We wanted more, but we weren’t playing against just any rival, but against a strong and organized one. Espanyol is in its best moment of the season ”.
“The two attacks were balanced and the defenses were better, It was a very well-played game, with a lot of quality from the players.” He told reporters after the game.
Umar Sadiq has now netted 18 goals in all competitions for the Rojiblanco who is currently third on the league standing following the draw.
Delta Queens coach, David Ochei has turned his attention to the next game match against Rivers Angels after his side’s win against Edo Queens at the 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Super Six.
The experienced gaffer is confident that the opening day win against hard-fighting Edo Queens will put his team in proper shape for the match against one of the favorites Rivers Angels.
Goals from Chiamaka Okwuchukwu and Folorunsho Comfort propelled Delta Queens to a 2-1 triumph over Edo Queens after Nneka Julius had equalized for the latter.
“It’s a very tough game and since it’s the first match, it is important. It doesn’t matter how one plays, the most important thing is to go for the goals first.
“The game is important because, in a short-term competition like this, your first win is very important as it will propel one for the next match. Psychologically, it will bolster the team morale.” Says David Ochei during his post-match interview after Delta Queens’ 2-1 win over Edo Queens.
Coach Ochei added: “We have played before. 60% of our team in 2018 are with Rivers Angels. We want to see what we can do as we look forward to the second game and prepare the girls again for the game.”One of the club new recruits, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu scored the opening goal for Delta Queens.” He concluded.
Edo Queens gaffer Stanley Osaze Francis is confident his side will bounce back from defeat to Delta Queens at the ongoing 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Super Six.
Edo Queens suffered a 1-2 defeat to their rivals in the opening day of the Super Six match played at the Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode on Monday.
Confort Folunsho scored the winner after Nneka Julius equalized with a superb free-kick from about 23 yards to cancel out Delta Queen’s opening goal.
Speaking to the media after the match, coach Stanley said he’s satisfied with the performance of his team and assuring their fans that the team will bounce back.
“I am satisfied with their game and there is room for improvement.
It’s our first game and all hope is not lost. We still have to work on our next game.”
“I want to tell the fans that we are sorry for today by not winning. It’s quite disappointing but we will pick it up from our next game as we hope to make up in our next game.
Next for Edo Queens is the clash against Sunshine Queens at the same venue.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) maintained that Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Randy Waldrum, will be given the needed backing to succeed in his role.
NFF General Secretary, Dr, Mohammed Sanusi made this disclosure while Randy Waldrum to the Nigeria Football Federation secretariate in Abuja on Monday.
Dr. Mohammed Sanusi also said the Federation is thrilled to have the former coach of Trinidad and Tobago on the ground for the ongoing NWFL Super Six in Ijebu Ode.
The American led the Super Falcons to glory at the Turkish International invitation tournament a few months shortly after he was appointed.
Nigerian striker, Sadiq Umar was on target for Almeria in their Spanish Segunda division clash against Espanyol on Monday.
Almeria went into the game needing maximum points to remain in a good position for promotion back to the top-flight division.