Captain of Nationwide League One, NLO side, Fosla Football Club of Abuja, Peter Shedrack Brahimo has described the Preseason Tournament as a nice engagement to prepare for the assignment in the national league, and one that will give his youthful team the needed experience to excel in the round leather game.
Speaking after putting up exceptional performance in their second match against Cynosure FC at the on going Unity Preseason Tournament, the 300 level Public Administration student of Nasarawa University Keffi, “We’re the young ones who are yet to play professional football, it is a good avenue to develop our talents.”
He stated that his team has a lot of respect for all the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, but, they fear none. He however said they are ready to learn from the big players and move forward to attain their levels immediately they finished their academic pursuit.
On their last group match against Nasarawa United, the Edo state born goalkeeper said, “We are not afraid of them (Nasarawa United). There is no reason for us to get jittery. We will come out, work and pray; God will give us the victory.
“For sure, if we make use of our chances, we will be victorious,” the Nasarawa State University undergraduate said.
On his team’s excellent performance against Cynosure FC, he said they only did their best while God took charge of the rest.
“It is God Almighty. We did the best we could and God did the rest,” he said.
He noted that the draw was not the result the team planned for but added that they will work on their lapses as they face Nasarawa United.
“It was not a bad result. We came to win but at the same time, we did not lose the match. It was good, though that was not the result we wanted but we still have one match left against a bigger side.
“We will go back, check on our lapses and improve.”
In another development, Nasarawa United continued with their impressive preseason tour of Abuja with a 3-1 thumping of resilient Capital City FC of Zuba, a selected side from the suburb of the Federal Capital Territory.
Otegbeye Ajibola, formerly with Kwara United, put United in the lead with a fine header off Osas Okoro’s freekick three minutes before half-time, his second goal for United at the preseason tour.
Former ABS of Ilorin attacker, Charles Eguavon, made it 2-0 for the Solid Miners fourteen minutes into the restart courtesy of an assist from central defender, Bello Abdullahi.
The goal lasted for only two minutes before Sadiq Mohammed reduced the deficit for the home side, with Joshua Joseph the player behind the assist.
Substitute, Nenteka Bangs, netted United’s third and final goal of the afternoon with a delightful header off Joshua Ogbole’s diagonal cross in the 76th minute.