Coach Salisu Yusuf, who just signed a new two-year contract to manage Enugu Rangers, has declared his team’s preparedness for the kickoff of the 20202/2021 Nigerian Professional Football League.
The season was supposed to begin this weekend, but there are feelers that the kickoff has been put off. But Yusuf is not worried, saying his target for the season is to emerge champions of the league again although he respects every team in the NPFL.
In a statement made available to The Guardian, Coach Yusuf said: “I always respect all the teams in the NPFL because that is why they are in the premier league. Any team in the premiership deserves some respect, and then you can be able to work hard and beat them. When you don’t show them respect, you will be in for some surprises.
“Every team we play, we take as a cup final. We also know that there are big teams in the league who always contest for the titles and we too want to contest for the title.
“I believe that the game of football is a game of mindset, so we believe that we can challenge seriously for the championship. Anything can happen but we hope in the two years to come, we hope to do well in the first season, get the continental ticket and do better in the second year in the continent. That is our objective, that is our focus.”
The Nigeria league organisers recently moved the kickoff for the 2020/2021 NPFL season to December 13, subject to confirmation by yesterday’s League Management Company’s (LMC) annual general meeting.