Technical Adviser of Gombe United FC, Manu Garba has said they are not prepared for the Premier League because he is yet to have a team.
He said the team lacked the firepower to win matches and therefore cannot go into tournaments the way it is except it is overhauled, most especially the attacking line.
Manu spoke after Gombe United’s third place defeat to Remo Stars in the third place match in the just concluded Super Four Tournament meant to determine the actual champion of the Nigeria National League (NNL)
“Right from the time that I joined this club, I told them that they need to get good forwards. Our deficiency is in the finishing.
“We need to go back to the drawing board and work on our finishing on goals because definitely, we cannot go to tournaments with most of these forwards. That is the department we need to reinforce.”
He said the Savannah Scorpions were not fully prepared for Premiership action even as “it is the only team that has not gone out for preparatory camp against the forthcoming season.”
He said the management at a meeting with the technical crew on Wednesday accepted that the team needed to go out for a concentrated camp.
Garba Manu in the meantime appealed to supporters and fans which cheered Remo against Gombe United that “the team will deliver in due course, God willing.”
Gombe United managed to force Remo Starts to a 1 – 1draw from the spot in the dying minutes of the game and went on to lose the resultant penalties shootout 2 –4.