Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Ocean set to impress



Ocean Boys coach, Ada Gwegwe has said the reinstatement of his team into the Nigerian football family is a huge challenge on his coaching career.

The Brass-based club were expelled from the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) at the end of the 2011/2012 season for running foul of some top flight rules and further rejected by the Nigeria National League (NNL) as one of their own.

However, the NFF at its Annual General Assembly in Port Harcourt last Thursday restored the former Nigerian champions to their fold to campaign in the NNL in the 2012/2013 league season.

Gwegwe said he will work assiduously hard to return the side to the elite league.

“It’s a welcomed development and we’ve grabbed the offer with both hands by intensifying training for our campaign in the national league.

“I’ve always believed that it was wrong to banish Ocean Boys, a side that have won the premier league and FA Cup, from the Nigeria league.

“The reinstatement is a big challenge; of course, we’ve been in the system and will surely rise to the occasion.

“Some of the old players are already in camp, we just need to get few new players in vital areas to forge ahead and hit the ground running.

“Of course, my task has been defined by the management who wants immediate return of the team to the Premier League.

“I’m equal to the challenge and will do my best to ensure Ocean Boys claim their rightful spot in Nigerian football,” he said to supersport.com.

Gwegwe assured he will not disappoint the side's management and football fans.

“It’s an honour to be called back to take charge of the team in the coming season. Any other coach could have been beckoned on that’s why I feel boosted and will do my very best not to let the management and the fans down,” he said.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Baxter’s men on the ball
Kaizer Chiefs’ 15-match winning streak may have ended but they remain the team to beat in the PSL.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Mata can't replace Rooney
Manchester United started the first of three crucial Premier League games against West Brom (away),...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Rodgers must focus on the league
Many footballers arriving in the Barclays Premier League have been warned of second-season syndrome.

Sunday Oliseh
Dortmund's winning formula is killing it
I sat in Signal Iduna Park to watch Dortmund over-run Arsenal and wondered, how long will it take...

John Dykes
A Gooner or a gonner?
An International Break can do funny things to the mind. Mine, for instance was heavily engaged this...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Why can’t soccer be like rugby?
Sport is supposed to be sport; something we all do for the love of it, for recreational purposes,...