MFM FC Boss Fidelis Ilechukwu has has heaped praises on his assistant Obinna Suleiman for being one of the best in the Country.
In the absence of Ilechukwu, Suleiman was in the dug-out as the Olukoya Boys as secured a vital away point with Wikki Tourist in Gombe in Wednesday’s Nigeria Professional Football League game.
“I am proud of Obinna Suleiman, with the rookie team he took to Gombe, they were able to muscled out a valuable point off Wikki,” MFM FC boss started.
“I have lots of respect for him despite him been my assistant, Suleiman can be a top manager in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
“Not Ilechukwu alone, he and the other assistants deserve all the credits, as this is not the first time he has got result for MFM FC on the road.
“This season alone, Suleiman while acting in my capacity has got a point each away to Katsina United and now Wikki Tourist.”
“He’s also one of the brain behind the team, as he’s a risk taker like me and shares my football philosophy.
MFM took an entire new team to Bauchi and left unbeaten, however, the Dream Team VII assistant boss claimed that no manager in the division has given young players chance to play in the top flight division than him.
“I stand to be corrected and with facts available, I am the only coach in the Nigeria Professional Football League that believes in young players and can take the risk of featuring a starting eleven made up of rookies for a game irrespective of the team.
“For three seasons in a row, we have used a fresh starting 11 made up of talented and committed young players, who of course have little or no NPFL experience to execute a game and got the result.
“The squad Suleiman paraded against Wikki Tourist on Matchday 18 attests to my claim. Fourteen changes were made to the squad that beat Rivers Utd 1-0 in Lagos on Sunday, and in Gombe 11 players out of the 14 featured in the squad that took on Wikki, which of course were a new set of starters and the team still got a point.
MFM is 3rd in Group A log with 28 points, they host struggling Remo Stars in Agege Stadium on Sunday.