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Gombe Utd accept underdogs tag



Coach of Gombe United, Bernard Ogbe has said his wards are better off keeping a low profile.

Gombe United are fourth on the log with 28 points from possible 54 with a game at bottom placed newcomers, Rising Stars to end the first stanza.

The Desert Scorpions at some point were table-toppers but their manager, Ogbe told SuperSport.com that they lost the top spot due mainly to the hype on his wards' feat especially the top scorers, Mustapha Babadidi and Sanusi Sani.

"I want to stay at the background and do my job.

"I discovered that the more you're mentioned the more attention is focused on you and it comes with bad blood and distractions.

"When we were leading the table it was Gombe United at every newsreporting, my two top scorers, Babadidi and Sani were mentioned virtually by everybody in every other seconds.

"Suddenly, we lost the top spot not because we stopped doing the good work but ulterior interest sets in, so now we're coming up again, I want to remain quiet and follow proceeding," he said.

The nation's most articulate tactician would not even give in to plea to make a target for the season.

"The more you set agenda for yourself the more you bring unnecessary attentions to yourself.

"When opposite teams hear you boast they adopt both fair and foul means to stop you.

"Many teams don't believe you can pick points at their home.

"When you know this the best option becomes say and promise nothing while you allow work go on," Ogbe said.

However, Ogbe will not want to go down to Rising Stars in the last game of first term.

"It will be a difficult game considering their position at the moment but we'll go there and chance picking vital points," he said.



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