We promised 2 blogs in about 24 hours – here we are keeping that promise. We are not like some politicians that promised CHANGE and then got denying promises they made on live TV. No we are not. But welcome to another Friday, everyone’s favorite day of the week.
It’s a step closer to the end of this year but it also is another day closer to our final preseason tournament of this season – the NPFL Invitational Super-Six tournament. It features six teams like the name implies. Plateau United, MFM, Enyimba and Akwa United. The other two teams are the CHAN Eagles and hosts Kano Pillars.
The teams are grouped into two groups of three teams each. Enyimba is paired with Akwa United and Kano Pillars while the other three teams make up the other group. It looks like it would make for some really nice football spectacle. Fans in Kano are in for some treat.
Meanwhile, midfielder Ikechukwu ‘moskito’ Ibenegbu has tried to ease the pressure on the team by saying it’s all about fitness and not lifting the trophy. He says the tournament is aimed at getting the team to rhythm rather than one which clinching the top prize is priority.
In an interview with SuperSport.com, he says, “For us the NPFL Super 6 tournament is not a do-or-die affair though we are certain to make our presence felt among the other participants. The goal is not 100% to lift the top prize the goal is to ensure we cement a perfect rhythm that will see us excel in the upcoming league season.”
“The NPFL Super 6 tournament is part of our elaborate preseason programme put in place to ensure a successful season. Our goal for the coming season is to go far in the CAF Confederation Cup if not lift the coveted trophy.” Ibenegbu said.
No sane fan genuinely wants his team to be the whopping side in any tournament and so while we heed Ibenegbu and lower our expectations, we really do want a good showing. We want to see how Aigbogun 2.0 would setup his team. We want to see the passing combinations and how we look to breakdown stubborn teams.
That’s all I can write right now.