Gabros International Football Club, Nnewi, says its target is to be among the top three clubs on the table at the end of the 2014/2015 season. Olisa Onuchukwu, Coordinator of the team, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nnewi on Sunday that the club was targeting a place on the African continent this season. NAN reports that the 2014/2015 season is the club’s first since returning to the elite division.
The Nnewi based side returned to the Glo Premier League with 50 points alongside 3SC of Ibadan having played in the lower division, where they have been since 2005.
Onuchukwu, a former foreign consultant to Enyimba International, said part of the strategies to achieve the objective was the engagement of Mitko Dobrev, a Bulgarian coach from Accra Heart of Oaks.
The ex-international said 18 players were retained from the Nigerian National League team, while new introductions were being made with four Cameroonian and three Ghanaians players. Onuchukwu said the club was being repositioned to make it a model in Africa and a delight for fans as they were set to ruffle the big feathers in the premier division.
“I am fully ready to make Gabros the pride of the league and I promise Nigerians the best of football. We have engaged the famous Bulgarian football coach, Mitko Dobrev and his salary per month is 10,000 U.S. dollars; so you can see our seriousness.
“Gabros is going to be a model club not just in Nigeria but in Africa and you know we also have a culture of developing young and raw talents here; I am talking about the likes of Austin Ejide, Taiye Taiwo, Obinna Nwaneri and others. The young players here, would also benefit.
“The target is to be among the top three clubs at the end of the season and book a place on the continent’’, Onuchukwu said.