NNL: No Christmas Break for ABS, Dogo Joins Nasarawa United
National League side ABS football club of Ilorin has ordered a no-Xmas break for its players and officials as the Nigeria National league kicks off on 25th January, 2014.
Addressing sports Writers at his Chida hotel Lodge in Abuja Thursday, the General Manager of the Saraki Owned Club Alloy Chukwuemeka said the directive became necessary in view of the short time left before the kick off of the NNL season.
He said his team require time to screen most of the invited players even as he further confirmed the exit of 13 of its key players to various premier league clubs.
Chukwuemeka who doubles as the Ag. Secretary of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria also disclosed the readiness of the Ilorin pro-side to name a new coach for the club soon even as he declined to mention the identity of the would be coach.
He however admitted the exit of coach Kabir Dogo to Nasarawa United and said the club wished the gaffer best of luck in his new assignment.
According to him, “yes I can confirm to you of the movement of coach Dogo to Nasarawa United, he is such a humble, hardworking and honest coach, we wish him luck in his new job. As for us now no christmas break for the team cos we need to do thorough screening to replace about 13 of our old players that left for big clubs. So we hope to name a new coach soonest.” chukwuemeka said.
ABS will host Abia Commets in Ilorin on January 25th 2014 to commence its returning campaign to the premier league.