5th March, 2013
Prime FC coach, Yekini Ayodeji has admitted being under pressure following his side’s poor run in the ongoing Nigeria National League NNL Division B.
The 2012 Federation Cup bronze winners are third from the rear on 12 points from a maximum of 30 points.
The Osogbo-based side are drawn bye from this weekend’s NNL Matchday 11 but will engage FC Ebeide in the reverse fixture of a two-legged friendly game on Saturday in Ibadan. The first fixture in Ijebu-Ode ended two goals apiece.
Ayodeji said pressure is normal from a misfiring side but added that the club management is supportive to ensure the team overcome the setback.
“Normally, if a team is not doing well pressure is bound to happen so I’m getting a fair share of it.
“However, the pressure is not a threat of sack but pressure coming in form of encouragement from the management to do very well.
“The setback we’re witnessing dates back to before the commencement of the season without any iota of preparation. No test or pre-season matches because of the prevailing uncertainty as at that time.
“We’re still playing home matches away from home. We play in Ibadan because (he stadium in Osogbo is not ready for us. These factors are reflected on our position on the log but thanks to the management, deliberate efforts are being made to address the side’s teething problems.
“We’ve added 17 experienced players to the squad while eight are to look elsewhere for greener pastures.
“We’re on a bye this weekend, so we have a test match against FC Ebeide in Ibadan. It’s an opportunity to assess the new players as well as the old ones.
“I believe things will look up for the side when we hit the pitch from Week 12,” he said to supersport.com.
Prime FC will represent the country at the sub-regional football club competition, the Wafu Cup.