Adedeji Eyes Fine Run For Sharks

Sharks’ 2-0 win over Bayelsa United on Match Day 21 ended their four match misery and may have brought a huge sigh of relief to the players and Technical bench.
That convincing display against Bayelsa United in Port Harcourt may also have heightened the expectations of former junior international, Adeyinka Adedeji who is now looking forward to their repeat of the early season good run that saw the club at the pinnacle of the log for as much as nine match days.
Riding high on the wave of a 10-match unbeaten sequence, Sharks eventually surrendered their invincibility on Match Day 17 in a fixture away to FC Taraba and followed up that loss with three other defeats to Champions Kano Pillars and Akwa United (who beat them home and away).
But the former Flying Eagles star, Adedeji who put up an impressive display in Sharks’ home win during which he set-up the team’s opening goal for Abraham Okereke, told www.lmc-ng.org after the encounter that the team’s unity in the face of a bad spell has paid off.
“Before the game, every one of us spoke with one another, we’ve lost four games consecutively and we don’t want to start our home run in the second stanza that way. So we decided to made it count.” said the former Shooting Star player.
Adedeji, a member of the silver-winning Holland 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup is gradually becoming a regular in the Sharks side after being frozen out of the squad at the start of the campaign partly due to injury and partly due to the good form of Chima Akas. He has high hopes that Wednesday’s win have signaled the start of another good run.
“This is a good start for us, we’ve done it before, going ten games undefeated so we just have to keep our heads up and hope to follow it up with our next game against Lobi Stars and let’s see how it goes from there.” Adedeji remarked.
Sharks Chief Coach, Dabo-ere Dokubo who spoke with newsmen after the game was also in agreement with his hardworking left-back on their mission to Katsina-Ala on Match Day 22.
“I believe we have started another winning run and we will take this to Lobi Stars and consolidate by winning or at minimum, picking a draw.” Dokubo enthused.
These words of hope and belief can only be put into action through the hardwork of players like the 29-year old former GIF Sundsvall of Sweden leftback and the unity of purpose of the team. Wednesday’s win took Sharks to the 5th position on the log and they remain four points adrift of leaders Kano Pillars.


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