The Head coach of Kogi United Football Club, Fatai Osho has stated that the best of players will be picked at the on-going open screening for the Lokoja-based Nigeria National League club.
Coach Osho while speaking to journalists in Lokoja during the screening exercise at the Lokoja Confluence stadium, said intending and old players will be handed chance to express themselves, stressing that only the best will be considered.
“For me, i think to get the best players do not need months, we only need to look at what they are able to do and how they can express themselves – those who will particularly fit into the style we want- the best of the players we will picked – at the end we can raise a squad that can actually make the state proud.”
The highly rated former Remo Stars gaffer while revealing his tactical plans for the screening exercise and bring his wealth of experience at Remo stars to bear in propelling Kogi United to the Nigeria Professional Football League.
“I am not new to the Nigeria National League – i was the head coach at Remo Stars last season, we conducted a similar exercise like this, where we got the best of players – and coming to Kogi United the standard should never drop.
“For me, if we get to the next stage, i will have to do better than when at Remo stars where we came a match short of getting to the Premier League, looking at the standard of facilities at the Lokoja stadium, it is for us to be in the Premier league,” the disciplined grassroots-coach emphasized.
Kogi United has begun its preparation for the 2013/2014 Nigeria National League season with players screening which is expected to last for one-week from Monday October 21 to 26, 2013.