Lagos - Enyimba International FC of Aba, the winner of the 2013 Federation Cup, said it was gunning for double victory this season by winning the ongoing 2012/2013 Globacom Premier League (GPL).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Enyimba is currently topping the 20-team league table with 59 points from 35 matches and with three matches left.
Oke Nwabeke, the General Coordinator of the team, told NAN in Lagos that the club’s target was to win the two competitions same season just like Rangers International of Enugu had done.
“Our target this season is to get a double, we want to win all the necessary trophies that are available this season.”
“So, by the special grace of God, we won’t relent, we will maintain the lead in the league.”
“`We have just three matches to go and we will secure our win, home and away,” Nwabeke said.
The coordinator said the team had played its matches with the required vigour to maintain its current form in the league.
“We take the matches as they come, every match to us is a final, so we don’t relent in our effort and we ensure that the players play as a team,” he added.
Nwabeke, who also attributed the club’s success to motivation from the State Government, added that the players and the coaching crew were also dedicated.
“The Governor and the management have been very supportive to the team. The players are well motivated.”
“All these put together and God’s guidance have been the secret behind the club’s success so far and I believe this is just the beginning,” Nwabeke added.
NAN recalls that Enyimba made history by winning the Federation Cup three times, but not concurrently.
The club, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos had at the final on September 14, defeated Warri Wolves 5-4 on penalty kicks after the match had ended 2-2 at full and extra times.