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Our promotion to Premier League on course – Crown FC



The Head Coach of Crown FC, Ogbomoso, Oladunni Oyekale on Wednesday, said that the team would not be careless in their efforts to gain promotion to the Premier League this season.

Oyekale in a statement in Lagos noted that in spite of topping the Group B4 log table of the Nigeria National League (NNL), Southern Conference, his lads would keep pushing stronger and better till the very fruitful end.

The Ajilete Warriors top the Group B4 log table with seven points from four games; closely followed by Ibom Youths FC, Lamray United FC and Warri Wolves with six points each.

Word of Life FC is, however, at the bottom of the league table with four points from the same number of games.

Oyekale said that the team performed well in the first stanza of the league, while they won two home games, had an away draw and lost an away game.

“The team will come out completely better and stronger to complement their earlier performances toward ensuring we pick the ticket in the group, ‘’ Oyekale said.

The Former National Player and Coach, described his team loss to Ibom Youths FC in Uyo as disappointing but believed the lessons learnt in that match would  help the team in subsequent matches.

“We are in Uyo for nothing less than a win and not even a draw. My boys fought hard but football is funny and unpredictable.

“Too hard to believe that we lost the game but the beauty of it is that we are leading the group and we will work assiduously to maintain that lead to the very end.

“I appreciate other members of the technical crew for the united house. My boys need to be applauded as well,’’ he said.

Oyekale thanked the management team headed by Rollanson Odeh, for the support and understanding “but like Oliver Twist there is an urge to improve on our welfare packages’’.

“I sincerely appreciate the selfless efforts of the management at ensuring we don’t lose concentration on the tasking responsibilities ahead of us.

“Most times they had to dissatisfy themselves to make us happy. This can only happen when you have a round peg in a round hole. Not someone who is always after his own pocket.

“Though not surprised, because he is a well-travelled coach and even some members of his team were footballers. I thanked them and I’m still pleading to them to do better,”he said.

NAN reports that Crown FC will host Ibom Youths FC in the first game Week 5 of the second stanza at the Soun Stadium in Ogbomoso on Saturday May 18 at 4pm.