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Published On: Thu, May 1st, 2014

Giwa FC targets continental ticket

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The Interim Assistant Coach of Giwa FC of Jos, Sammy Adesoji, has said the club’s target for continental football was on track after their 2-1 victory over visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi.

Giwa on Wednesday came from behind after a 28 minute goal through a well taken free kick by Barnabas Imenger Junior of Lobi Stars to beat the visitors.

Amos Dadun scored half way into the second half to put Giwa level, while Hassan Babangida got the winner through a shot from outside the penalty box to give the host the maximum points.

Adesoji, who is also Giwa’s Marketing Officer, said that with the victory, Giwa was on track to bringing continental football to Jos.

“With the victory which took Giwa to the fourth position with 15 points and a game in hand, the club is on track to achieving its target of bringing continental football to Jos.

“The proprietor of the club, Chris Giwa has consistently said that he wants the club to play in the continent and the boys are well motivated to achieve that,’’ he said.

Adesoji said the club had three consecutive away fixtures but expressed optimism that his side would get valuable points from the matches.

“We will be playing Heartland of Owerri, Bayelsa United of Yenagoa and Sharks of Port Harcourt and we are trusting God to get good results from the matches,’’ he said.

The interim coach appealed to the club’s fans not to waver but to remain resolute in supporting the club and assured them that they would not let them dow.

Before returning to premier league matches, Giwa will on Sunday play the Federation Cup final against either Mighty Jets or Plateau United.

The Federation’s Cup semi-final between Jets and United is to be played on Friday and the winner will face Giwa on Sunday in the final.

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