NNL: Be Disciplined and Committed -Gateway United GM Charges Players - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

NNL: Be Disciplined and Committed -Gateway United GM Charges Players

Ahead of the 16thJanuary kick-off date of the Nigeria National League, NNL 2020/2021 season , players and technical team of Gateway United Football Club have been charged to be disciplined and committed, as the team resumed preparation for the new season, after a two week festive break.

The Acting General Manager of the club, Niyi Soleye gave the charge on Tuesday at the training pitch of the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Kuto, Abeokuta, the state capital. 

Soleye in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews by the Media Officer of the club, Moses Ojewumi, harped on dedication, discipline and commitment as ingredients for success in the new season.

His words,"Your watchword must be dedication, discipline and commitment, anything short of that is unacceptable. The new season affords us another opportunity to make the NPFL dream a reality."

"My appreciation goes to the executive governor of the state Prince Dapo Abiodun who has continually put us on a good trajectory",he added. 

According to him,"The State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Dr Oluwadare Kehinde has good plans for us. So going forward, we all must be physically and mentally ready. Nigerian professional Football League is where we all belong. So, let's work as a team, welcome to 2021".

Also the Team Manager of the club,Dare Osunsanya charged the players to justify the confidence reposed in them and prepare for a serious business because football is a serious business.

“The much anticipated season is upon us. It's now time to prepare ahead of the storm. Football is business and we must see it like that. In the NNL, it's always the survival of the fittest and the rejected stone can turn to be the pillar",Osunsanya stated 

He assured the players that,"The coaching crew is ready to instill football knowledge into you, the state government is ready to provide all your needs, what you have to do is to eat, train, sleep; that's your routine until you retire"

The Abeokuta based team thrashed a non-league side Iconica FC of Ibadan , 6-2 in its last build up match for the new season, played in  December.

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