Head coach of Premier League new entrant Giwa Fc of Jos Abdulahi Biffo has revealed that his side faced a tougher challenge in their build up of the season in the encounter against Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC Ilorin which ended 2-2 at the kwara stadium Ilorin early Thursday.
Coach Biffo who spoke with Sportwriters shortly after the explosive encounter praised the Saraki boys for giving his side their toughest test of opposition so far in their build-up preparations ahead of the Glo premier League kick off later this month.
He praised the efforts of the technical bench of the ABS side led by coach Moshood Adebayo and Yomi Elijah for assembling a quality side within a short time frame having lost over 24 players of the main old team.
The kwara born gaffer said the ABS side he watched was a potential premier league side even as he tipped the club for promotion at the end of the NNL season.
On his teams preparation so far, he said the privately owned team were in Ilorin for a 3-week pre-season camping and that so far the level of readiness was quite encouraging, stressing further that his side were set to face defending champions Kano pillars in the league opener.
Meanwhile, ABS FC will travel to Ijebu Ode weekend to face another premier league side Sunshine Stars of Akure in another friendly encounter as build up for the new season continues.
General Manager of ABS FC Alloy Chukwuemeka said the exposure his side gets from playing bigger teams would give the Saraki club a psychological advantage when they play against teams in the National league.