2nd December, 2010
Chief Coach of Starlet Football Club of Ijesha, Athan Umoette, is confident that hisÂ team will go all out for victory when they clash with Oshoboke Football Club in theÂ opening group match of Team Managerâ€™s Cup.
The crucial encounter will hold this evening at the Olympic Football Pitch, AmuwoÂ Odofin, Lagos State.
Speaking ahead ofÂ the encounter, Umoette boasted that his team are ready to defendÂ the title won last year, saying that anything short of victory in todayâ€™s encounterÂ will be a huge blow to their supporters.
â€œIt is going to be a tough match because Oshoboke are a good team. I have seen themÂ play and we respect them. However, it will not be good if we start our opening matchÂ on a shaky note,â€ he said.
The coach warned his players not to be complacent and challenged them to win allÂ their matches if they want to defend the title won last year.
The Match Coordinator, Saturday Okon, urged the participating teams to abide by theÂ rules and regulations of the game, saying that any club found wanting will beÂ sanctioned.
â€œThe TMâ€™s Cup is not a do-or die competition. Any team that misbehave during orÂ after the match will be punished. We donâ€™t want to condone any act of indisciplineÂ from any club,â€ he said.
Action continues tomorrow when Paragon FC face Stallion FC,Â while Super MunichÂ battle Cicy FC.
Meanwhile, in the fixtures made available to GSG, Group A consists of Cicy FC,Â Paragon FC, Stallion FC and Super Munich FC, while Group B comprises Starlet FC, IfyÂ Babes, Orile All Stars and Amakins FC.
Group C is made up of Young Stars, Academy Strikers and Forwardever FC , whileÂ Â Divine FC, A.J Arsenal, New Stars and Oshoboke FC will do battle in Group D.