*We eye playing Premier League by 2019/2020
By Oluwole Francis
Chief Executive Officer of Aklosendi International Football Club of Lafia, Mr David Faith Allu, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his team after they defeated KJ United to seal their league promotion in Lokoja at the weekend.
Allu who spoke in an interview shortly after the arrival of the newly formed club to their base praised the entire working team.
“I must say that Aklosendi is one big family and so in terms of the management, technical crew, players, fans have been fantastic and excellent ”
He added that the club’s target is to play in the top league (NPFL) by 2020, he’s optimistic that the club would have a good outing at the Nigeria National League.
Also speaking, the Club’s Coach, Stephen Moga who disclosed that the secret behind the success achieved so far had been hardwork, dedication and discipline of his working team, trusting for continuation at the second tier.
Moga also reaffirms his commitment to the team and his technical as they eye playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in few years time.
“We work hand in hand in what ever we are doing. We never had dispute in target on our promotion. By the Grace of God we want to be in the premiership come 2019/2010 season”
Aklosendi FC defeated KJ United in a energy-drained contest by two goals to one in a playoff that decides who plays in the nation’s second tier league (NNL) next season after both team enjoyed decent third tier.
The Lafia-based privately owned club, founded in year 2016 will now have a taste of the NNL next year after promotion was guaranteed from Nationwide League One (NLO).
Football lovers shows solidarity en mass at the Football Association Office, Lafia in total support and celebration with the new club in a new league next campaign.
With government sponsored club, Nasarawa United a sole representative of men’s football in Nasarawa State at top level, it’s now sure that a private hand would surge in high hope to keep the ever loving supporters of football in the state alive in the penultimate level of men’s football in Nigeria next season.