6th August, 2010
It is shameful that a team that have represented Nigeria in the lucrative CAF Champions League would come to the Globacom Premier League Super 4 Championship without adequate kits.
The winners of 2009/2010 season of the Glo Premier League, Enyimba of Aba appeared in different jerseys during yesterdayâ€™s training ahead of their Super 4 second game against Kwara United.
P.M. Sports discovered that Enyimba were the only team that presented players without training kits out of the four teams taking part in the competition at the Gateway International Stadium, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.
While someÂ Enyimba players wore Cameroon national team jerseys, others are in various colours of international teams like Lyn Oslo of Norway. Even the five coaches in the technical crew led by Okey Emordi did not wearÂ the same clothing.
The Team Manager appeared in navy blue over light colours. Chief Coach, Emordi was in yellow over black, one other coach wore white over black, while the goalkeeper trainer put on all black. Only five of the 22 players wore Enyimba colours during the training yesterday.
One of the players told P.M.Sports: â€œWe have to put on what the management gave to us and we are happy about it. I donâ€™t think there is any problem with that. Thatâ€™s how we have been training for some of our matches lately.â€ The coaches declined to comment on this development.
Meanwhile, football fans in the ancient city of Ijebu Ode were not happy with the organisation of the Super 4. Some of fans who spoke to P.M.Sports early today complained that they did not know that a national championship like the Super 4 was going on at their backyard.
Some of them said they they thought the teams were in Ijebu Ode to train.
â€œHow can big teams like Enyimba, Kwara United, Kano Pillars and Sunshine come to Ijebu Ode for their training without the hype that will call peopleâ€™s attention?â€ a fan, Alabi Olanrewaju.
The fans complained bitterly asked about the poor publicity given to the championship by the organizers.
â€”TundeÂ Â Oyedele,Â Â Â Ijebu Ode