The Nigeria National League resumes this weekend with Kogi United set to face FC Zamfara in the northern conference at the Sardauna Township Stadium, Gusau by 4pm on Saturday.
Both sides have been intensifying their preparations with the recruitment of players and engaging in series of friendly matches.
For United, Coach Ishaya Jatau has beefed up his side with acquisitions of players he believed can help the Confluence state club achieve greatness in the season.
The likes of John George, Roberts Sunday, both from Sokoto United, Emma Onuh from Plateau United, Matthew Idoko, Alex Nicholas, Victor Tale, Thomas Acheneje from Kaduna and James Onyebuchi have been brought on board to fill the space of departed captain Afolabi Abiodun, Ernest Governor, Destiny Ashadi, Chindo Babangida and Iko James.
Coach Jatau has however expressed optimism that his side would start the season on a high note adding that they would be taking games as they come with absolute focus and determination.
“We are ready for the new season and we hope it’s a successful one for us, we’ve had an excellent preseason, the mentality and the spirit is high in the team now, we are taking that to Gusau and pray for luck our side,”
“I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on the boys, but we will taking our matches as they come with a renewed spirit, we want to use this season to appreciate what the management and the government have been doing for us and we will not disappoint,” said Ishaya Jatau.
Chairman of Kogi United, Mallam Abdul Sule has also charged the boys to come back with positive result thereby complimenting the effort of Kogi State Government under Governor Yahaya Bello who has continuously demonstrating its passion for sports with tremendous support.