By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Osun Babes escaped relegation last season in the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL). The newly appointed Chief Coach of the club, Yekeen Ayodeji said what happened last season is past tense and he is focused on achieving the best with the team come next season.
“What happened last season has gone, we want to achieve what has never been achieved positively by the grace of Almighty Allah. I want the supports and cooperation of all the stakeholders, management, government, 12th player on the field the fans and supporters.”He told kick442.
The former coach of Doyin Babes FC (Ilorin), Calabar Rovers FC, AS Racines, FC Ughelli, Prime FC, Ajiroba and Ooni FC said that he is delighted being appointed as Osun Babes Chief Coach.
“I feel delighted and want to make a mark in developing the club and women football in general.”
“Coaching female footballers is not new to me. I had coached unknown female footballers to achieve good result against Premier League side with respected results. Female footballers need a lot of patients and coaching a feminine gender needs special psychological approach.”
The coach also opined that in order to achieve his aim with Osun Babes next season, he will have to bring in experience and young talent to strengthen the side.
“We are going to bring in some experience and young Talent to strengthen the team in all departments. In the end, every football lover will appreciate what we will put together to achieve our set goal.”
“I want to present a very good side that will be result oriented, maintain their league status and challenge for all honours.”
Coach Yekeen concluded by lauding the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Board asserting that the board can do more.
“The league board aren’t doing bad but can still do more. The league need television and real partnership status in line with Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)”.
Osun Babes finished bottoms of their group that include eventual champions, Rivers Angels during the regular season before regaining their league status with triumph during the relegation Playoffs and will hope to surpass this feat come next season.
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