Rising’ll Rise Again—Coach


Rising Stars’ Manager, Sunday Erelesusi has vowed to turn around the fortune of his side with few lecture notes he picked from the WIAWA coaching course.

Erelesusi was among the Nigeria Premier League, NPL coaches and national team coaches that attended the FIFA ‘Win-in-Africa-with-Africa’ one-week course in Abuja organised at the instance of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

The NPL newcomers are bottom of the standings with a pitiable 22 points from a possible 75 though with a match at hand against Heartland.

Erelesusi who confessed picking winning tricks from the WIAWA course informed SuperSport.com that the impact will be felt in his side’s next matches.

“I must confess that the WIAWA coaching course has brightened my knowledge and I’m hopeful Rising Stars will profit massively from my experience.

“In the next few matches the gains will start to manifest leading to an upward turn around in our fortune.

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“The few days we rested due to our opponents’ continental assignment have afforded me the opportunity to make corrections in the team, I know the result will be positive,” he told SuperSport.com.

The Akure-based side gaffer who admitted attracting few legs during the mid-term transfer window reinstated his resolve to pull the team through.

“We brought new players during the transfer window, my assistants did most of the work and now that I’m back I’ll take an assessment of the new players and see how they fit into our plans.

“So we’re keeping their identity under cover for now. Everything we’re doing is to ensure that Rising Stars don’t return to the lower division in its first year at the Premier League.

“Many people have tagged us relegation candidate but we hope to shock lot of people at the end of the season,” he said.

Rising Stars will confront leaders, Enugu Rangers in Enugu on Matchday 27.