Osho Picks 37 In Kogi United Screening

nigeria national league logoThe head coach of Kogi United FC, Fatai Osho has shortlisted 37 players following the conclusion of an open screening exercise conducted in Lokoja early this week.
Coach Osho who spoke through the club’s media officer, Samuel Ahmadu, noted that the 37 picked were the best of all players examined at the screening exercise at the 25,000 capacity-seater Confluence stadium in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.
Osho informed that the 37 players selected will be trimmed to 30 in the course of pre-season activities.
The former Remo stars gaffer while expressing delight in the quality of players picked, posited the club can achieve a promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League with discipline and hard work.
Osho, who will mostly be remembered for his former Remo Stars ’players’ great show against Enyimba in the Federation Cup at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium by the people of Kogi state, insists Kogi United FC can compete for honours in the upcoming season with the quality of players present in camp.
His assistant, Coach Omale Jonathan, has commended the fairness and understanding of his superior, Osho in the screening exercise, promising to give the best of his support to make the steering the club to the topflight an achievable quest.
“We are working together as the technical – we have good understanding and my boss has showed much fairness – I am happy to work with him and sure we will achieve great success at the club,” the former Benin Republic’s Hooper FC gaffer said.
Meanwhile, the Team Manager of Kogi United Football Club, Henry Ameh has
described the screening exercise conducted by the coach Osho and assistant Omale Jonathan as “fair”.
The TM made the statement in Lokoja yesterday while fielding questions from journalists on the screening exercise for the 2013/2014 Nigeria National League season.
“It was an open exercise, the players came and showcased themselves, the selection process was fair and the coaches were not put under any unnecessary
pressure on selection of players”.
Ameh expressed high optimism in the technical and tactical ability of the technical crew in getting the expected results for the football-loving people of Kogi state and state government.
“Management is a collective thing – l have captained the team as a player before and always know where will wanted to be – l believe with the calibre of the club’s staff and sole administrator we have, it will not be too much challenge for us to record the desired success,” the former player and coach turned manager noted.


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