Lagos - Ladan Bosso, Chief Coach of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) returnees Bayelsa United FC, said on Wednesday that the team would make an appreciable impact in the ongoing season.
Bosso told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that he would have to rely on the ingenuity of some of his experienced players to achieve his aims.
He added that Bayelsa United would strive to maintain its NPFL status through its output and to prove to pundits that its promotion was a deserved one.
"Bayelsa United FC is a 'new team' because we just moved up from the lower division.
"I am blessed with some experienced players in the team who have played in some continental games and we hope to achieve a perfect blend, in due course.
"We are not a perfect team yet, it is a gradual process and I must confess that I am impressed so far with what my players are doing," he said.
Bosso, who had previously coached Kano Pillars FC of Kano and Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi, emphasised the importance of welfare, which he described as motivational.
"We ensure we pay them their sign on fees immediately they join the club, and we also pay their match bonuses at all times when they win a match.
"I am telling you that the least paid player in Bayelsa United gets N100 000 monthly," the coach added.
Bosso, who also handled the Flying Eagles at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Youth Championship in Canada, also appealed to the Bayelsa Government for more sponsors to partner the club.
He added that if Bayelsa United could have more sponsors, to enable it to expand its revenue base, the club would surely make its mark in the NPFL.
"By the end of the season, it is my wish that we win the competition or end up among the first 3; so that we can possibly participate in continental competitions next season," he added.