By Albert Akota
Former Super Eagles captain and now Assistant coach to the team Joseph Yobo has commended John Utaka Football Club after he watched the youthful Minna based team lose 2-1 to NPFL side at the Tafawa Balewa stadium in Bauchi
Yobo who was in Bauchi on a scouting mission was so impressed by the standard displayed by the two teams that he marvelled why the John Utaka FC is not playing in any category of our leagues.
“I am so impressed with this young JUFC side for their robust and direct style of play add to the high intensity they applied all through the 90 minutes. I find it difficult to believe that they are a non league side the way they pressed an experienced and quality side like Wikki Tourist was a delight to watch
Skipper Alhaji Idris Guda and Manu Garba scored for Wikki Tourist FC who are tunning up for the commencement of the NPFL season. JUFC lone goal was scored by 16 year old Istifanus Jofrank Gombiman
Speaking after the game, Vice president of John Utaka Football Club Usman Chata said the club embarked on series of friendly game to prepare for the tour of France early next year adding that he is impressed with their performance so far and he thinks there’s room for improvement