(Nigeria Sports News,Breaking News) Former Nigerian international Abdul Sule has stated that helping Kogi United Football Club to the Nigeria Professional Football League remains his top-target for the Lokoja-based club.
Abdul, a class of 1990 Clement Westerhof led Super Eagles, was appointed as the Technical Director to Kogi United FC by the Sole Administrator of the Kogi state-owned clubs, Mallam Abdul Adama.
The former defunct Stationary Stores and BCC Lions attacker who spoke through the club’s media officer, Samuel Ahmadu, revealed that his appointment was with a view to bringing his wealth of experience to bear at getting Kogi United to the elite league.
While describing his engagement with Kogi United as a homecoming and highlighting demands ahead of the club, “It’s an opportunity for me to be part of Kogi United –I have gathered a lot of experience in football, most importantly while in Europe and look forward to bringing them to bear in helping to achieve the main target of getting to the Nigerian Premier league.”
Speaking on what challenge managing football in Nigeria could pose, he said, “I have played in Nigeria before, I know the situation – I have been involved in football as a player and the coach and also in football management with a UEFA “B” Licence – I believe with the help
of the state government and the continual cooperation of the Sole Administrator and coaches – we are capable of making good success as a football club.”
Revealing his assessment on the club’s technical crew in training session, he commended the efforts of the technical crew led by Coach Fatai Osho while admitting the club has bounce of quality players capable of helping the club compete for honours.
He assured the coaches his best support while promising not to interfere in their selections of players but insisted he will be ready to offer technical observations to achieve good results.
Abdul Sule who was born in Kaduna though of a Kogi state origin played ten games, scoring two goals in Africa Cup and World Cup matches for the Super Eagles from 1990 to 1993.
The then-adjourned promising star despite failing to make it to the FIFA World Cup in 1994 with coach Clement Westerhof but enjoyed great career in Europe with playing days in Qatar, Denmark and Malaysia league bagging a total of 64 career goals.
Abdul in 2008 after over a decade-long playing career in Europe retired from active football following a brief stint at then-Nigerian Premier League club Plateau United to join European Sports management (ESM) as an associated football scout.