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
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
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"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
"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.For
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