ABUJA – Kabiru Adewale, one of El-Kanemi Warriors Football Club’s star defenders, has warned clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) that his Maiduguri-based club was ready to overrun all opponents.
Adewale told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in a telephone interview that the clubs now have to stop thinking of getting an easy match against the El-Kanemi Warriors.
He said the club’s present home ground of Kano should be regarded as a place they would visit and only return from “empty-handed’’.
“It has been a hard time staying without playing, due to the injury I sustained in a league match against Nasarawa United last season.
“But I must thank the coaches and management of El-Kanemi Warriors for truly believing in me while nursing my injury to the present state of being healed.
“But I thank God that I am now fit and ready for action, and this means that El-Kanemi Warriors are reinforced and have become a balanced team by the end of the first stanza.
“The war is now beginning in Enugu (against Rangers International) and I assure our fans that they will see a different El-Kanemi,’’ he said. Adewale said it was painful seeing his club in 12th place at the end of the first round of the season.
“I feel so bad that I was nursing injury. But with the backing of our supporters in Kano we are not missing anything.
“So, let no one think that our playing in Kano means playing on a neutral ground. We have all it takes to win our matches there,” he said.
“God willing, we are going to deliver at the end of the season,’’ he said.(NAN)