By Amaechi Agbo
The head coach of the Fosla Academy, Abuja, Mr Igwe Gilbert has declared that the prime purpose of the academy’s participation in the ongoing FCT Principals Cup is to lift the trophy.
Mr Igwe who spoke after his lads beat their opponents, Army Day Academy Secondary School, ADSS Maitama 2-0 in Government Secondary School, Karu yesterday, expressed joy over the victory and stressed that it was a step towards their reaching their target of lifting the trophy.
“The match was a good one and it is another step forward. It is what we have been longing to see. So far so good; we are improving in every match.
“Our opponents are a good side but we are better than them technically. But that does not take the fact that they are a good side away.
“All we are still dreaming of is to get to the finals and lift the trophy. That is our target this year and we are working hard towards it,” he said.
On the officiating, the coach said that the officials have been doing well but considering the fact that they are human, they are prone to make mistakes but blelived that they will get better as the tourment progresses.
Mr Igwe however expressed dissatisfaction with the organisation of the tournament lamenting that proper screening of players was not done. This, he noted, causes confusion and misunderstanding between team officials. He therefore appealed to the organisers to ensure proper screening of players to avoid unnecessary delays before match.
“The officiating has been good. But don’t forget that the referees are humans. There are still some errors which they are still making. I believe they will improve as the tournament goes on.
“I am not impressed as a coach with the organisation of the tournmanet so far particularly on the screening aspect of it. I was expecting the organisers to go to the schools and do the proper screening not in the field before a match. They should also give specific details of what they want so we can know what to do. Before this match there were many errors and arguments. I think the best thing for them to do is to go to schools, screen the players and get their proper details,” he concluded.
Fosla Academy will take on Government Secondary School, Wuse 3 in today’s zonal final of the Principals Cup.
Recall that Fosla came second in last year’s national Principals Cup.