Coach Abubakar Bala targets NPFL return with Niger Tornadoes

Coach Abubakar Bala targets NPFL return with Niger Tornadoes

Niger Tornadoes head coach Abubakar Bala said he’s determined to build a strong team that will regain promotion to the NPFL next season.

Abubakar tutored his side to a comfortable 2-0 win against CAF Champions League repesentative, Plateau United at the weekend and is confident the team is in shape ahead of the coming season.


“We are 70% ready for the new season. We should be able to dominate our opponents as well. I hope to build a formidable team.”


“Our training sessions are focused on achieving that. We want to send the signal out that Niger Tornadoes is a mature team. Moreover, we want to build an unbeatable side.


Goals from Sani Mohammed and Peter Momoh helped Tornadoes beat Plateau United at the Mohammodu Dikko Stadium on Sunday.


“Our first match wasn’t a disappoinment. We gave a good account of ourselves against Katsina United,” Abubakar Bala recalled.


“We went back to work on our lapses. The essence of pre season is to build the team, work on any mistakes and strive to improve.”


“The match was against a different team, different style of play and quality. That’s why we changed our style of play to 4-2-2-2 and the result was achieved.


“We created three chances and converted two them. Kudos to the boys for the quality displayed.


“We hope to consolidate and try to qualify from the group,” he concluded.

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