Crown FC’s target is to remain in Premier League, not title chase




ABUJA –  The General Manager of Crown Football Club of Ogbomoso, Fatai Olayinka, on Tuesday in Abuja said the club’s target was only to remain in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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Olayinka told newsmen that since the club was new in the NPFL, it was only trying to be retained in the league and not be a contender for the title.

The club was among the four clubs which got promoted to the NPFL for the 2013/2014 season.

It had placed second with 44 points in the Division B of the Nigeria National League (NNL) at the end of the 2012/2013 season.

“Having succeeded with the experiment of the first stanza of the league as a newcomer, we have fortified ourselves during the World Cup break. [eap_ad_1] “And right now, our target is to make sure that we remain as a premier league club, before thinking of winning the league or not winning it.

“For now, we just want to remain in the league and not to be distracted with chasing the title,’’ Olayinka said.

He however noted that the fortification of the team ahead of the second stanza was with unknown players because of their belief in grooming players from the grassroots.

“It is a known fact that every club will definitely reinforce itself before going into the second round of the league, and we have done that also.

“We are now a good team compared to what we were in the first round. But our reinforcement does not have to do with the big names in terms of players.

“This is because we believe in bringing them from the grassroots, and making sure that we expose them,’’ the Crown FC general manager said.

Crown FC is currently placed 17th in the 20-club league with 24 points from 19 matches.

They have so far won seven matches, drawn three and lost nine.(NAN)[eap_ad_4]

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