Austin Eguavoen, the Technical Adviser of Enyimba FC of Aba, has said that the team was poised to win the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) 2011/2012 title through its determined drive to succeed.
Eguavoen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos on telephone that Enyimba would have to maintain its invincible home form in addition to earning vital away points.
He said that the club’s third place finish in the first round of the league, would spur them to go all out in the second stanza to win the title.
``We intend to play the second round matches in the league with more seriousness; and we must show grit, character and determination to achieve our stated objective.
``We just have to stay focused on the task at hand and guard against unnecessary distractions in our quest to win the league this season,’’the technical adviser said.
Eguavoen, a one-time coach of the Super Eagles, said the club’s captain, Josiah Maduabuchi, had been sidelined for six weeks.
``But I am relying on the new boys like Gbolahan Salami and Nzube Anaezemba to hold forth in the interim.
`` Some other key players were out due to injury; and this has affected the team's performances in recent times but it shouldn’t be an excuse not to win the league.''
The no-nonsense defender during his active days as footballer vowed that Enyimba would use its reverse home fixture in the second stanza against 3SC FC of Ibadan to boldly stake its claim for the league title.
`` We hope to lift our seventh league title come August.'' (NAN)