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El-Kanemi defender attributes form to poor financial incentives

16 September 2015, 11:24

Kano - El-Kanemi Warriors defender Ebuka Opara has attributed their league struggles to the club's poor financial status.

The Maiduguri based club are 13th on the log with 36 points from 29 matches, just four points more than Kwara United, who occupy the last relegation slot.

And the central defender, only in his second season as a top flight professional, says they would have done better if they had a better financial strength.

Also read: Abia Warriors aim to beat El-Kanemi for teammate

"I am playing my second season in the top flight with El-Kanemi Warriors and I must confess the experience has been awesome.

"Our team would have been better positioned on the league log if not for financial difficulties that has psychologically derailed the players.

"We lack a stable training schedule owing to non-payment and strike, but thank God for the intervention of the league organizers which has led to the state government promising to settle all outstanding debts," Opara narrated.

He would go on to argue that only financial empowerment can generate a positive mental strength in the players to bring out their best and improve the team's standing in the league.

"The club is blessed with young players with willing minds but needing the necessary props to excel and we are further boosted by the arrival of Kelechi Emetole, a Coach with the technical know-how to improve the team's performance," he stated further.

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