Katsina United assistant coach, Baldwin Bazuaye has assured that the newly promoted team will surprise the big clubs in the coming Nigeria Professional Football League season.
He maintained that when the league commences, Katsina United will not be the whipping team of the league.
“We are quietly working on the players we are considering for the new season. I want to assure everyone that Katsina United will take the league by storm.
“Katsina United will emerge as one of the best clubs in the NPFL. The government and people of the state are fully in support of the club.
“The club chairman Aminu Kurfi is a wonderful man. He knows the business of football like the back of his hand and has been very supportive,” he noted.
Bazuaye therefore said the recent trip to Niger Republic where Katsina United held the country’s champions to a 2-2 draw is a good omen for the team.
He said the trip exposed the players to international football and they will put the experience to good use when the league commences.
“For now we are the only club that has travelled outside Nigeria for pre-season. It was a fruitful outing as we held the best club in Niger Republic to a 2-2 draw.
“We learnt a lot of things which we hope to put to good use when the league commences,” he said.
It could be recalled that KATSINA POST reported that Katsina United went to neighbouring Niger Republic for pre-season training .
Katsina United opted for Niger for full concentration, officials said.
Coach Bala Nikyu said: “We started late and so we need to put the boys in the right frame of mind and for them to be physically fit ahead of the new season.
“We have recruited some experienced players from Warri Wolves, Kwara United and FC IfeanyiUbah ahead of the new season.
“No club should be underrated knowing fully well that the league is better now as you can pick points anywhere, that’s why your team needs to recruit formidable players who can fight at any time.”
Football enthusiasts can recall that in Leicester football club in English premier league took everybody by surprise as they shock the world football by clinching the league title despite fighting relegation a season earlier.