Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan (3SC)’s reliable defender Mutiu Ogundimu has told www.aclsports.com that he will be very happy to earn a return to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with his side at the end of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super Eight playoffs in Aba.
Ogundimu and his 3SC side arrived the commercial city of Aba on Saturday morning ahead of the playoffs which is expected to start on Sunday at the Enyimba Stadium and says they are prepared to take on their opponents.
“We are prepared for the competition, we just arrived today (Saturday) and we hope good things will come out when we start the games,” said Ogundimu to www.aclsports.com
There has been a wave of uncertainty surrounding the Super Eight playoffs which has led to series of postponements of the post-season tournament. When asked if the uncertainty and postponement had in any way affected his side, Ogundimu’s reply was in the affirmative.
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“No, no, not at all. It has not affected us,” he sharply replied.
“We’ve been preparing for the games for the past two months so that (the postponement) does not affect us, we are fully ready for the games.”
The centre back has played in the elite division previously in his career, but not with Shooting Stars. He is however targeting a return to the big league with the Oluyole Warriors in Aba, harping much on his team’s quality ahead of the rest.
“I was not at Shooting Stars when they were relegated from the NPFL, I joined them in the NNL. But I will be very happy if I gain promotion back to the Premier League, I’ll be very much happy.
“I really believe in my team because we’ve played against several of these teams and we know the calibre of players they have and we too, we know the calibre of players we have and I believe we are going to overcome them with the players we have right now,” added the former Sunshine Stars and Bayelsa United defender.
All participating teams have now arrived Aba as at the time of this report with the exception of Kada City who are on their way.
NNL Super Eight Teams