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Nembe City won't struggle - Pere



Captain of Nembe City, Vincent Kipu Pere, has told supersport.com that remaining in the Nigerian top flight in their debut season will be their priority.

Nembe City won promotion from the Nigeria National League (NNL) to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) alongside El-Kanemi, Nasarawa United and Bayelsa United.

But Kipu Pere is confident that in spite of Nembe City making their debut in the nation's top flight, they are capable of keeping their NPFL status at the end of the 2012/13 season.

The former Bayelsa United man also believes that Nembe City will ruffle a few feathers during their maiden NPFL campaign.

"We want to make a mark in the league and maintain our status (as an NPFL club). As a new club in the elite division we also want to have a great season.

"Nembe City have top quality in players who have played in the top division in the past. They are tested and have experience playing in the NPFL. At least we have about 20 players who can achieve this for us," said Kipu Pere.

"Personally I believe that if Nembe City do very well I'll also be able to achieve my personal target of securing a better deal to another club, home or abroad," said Kipu Pere, who was a key figure in his team's promotion win last term.

New boys, Nembe City will start their 2012/13 NPFL season at Heartland in March.



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