Adeshina calls for improvement in welfare packages for players, match officials


Newly appointed head coach of Osun United Adebayo Adeshina has called for an early resumption of the new Nigeria National League (NNL) season just as he challenged the league organisers and club administrators to improve match officials and players welfare packages.

Adebayo stated these in a chat with in Oshogbo on Monday morning that he wouldn’t want the fixtures to be congested like that of last season.

He also expressed delight at how the Omoluabi giants ended last season in 7th position and reaching the quarter finals of the Aiteo cup in which they lost to Sunshine Stars FC of Akure.

“Without any sentiment, I think we had a great season. With the circumstances in which the boys played at the end of last season, I think we got a pass mark,” Adeshina said to naijafootballplus. ‎

“I want to believe next season would be better, great and successful. It’s obvious the mentality and the zeal to win every match has captured the heart of our boys. If we should continue the way we finished last season and we get support in terms of every package from the management and state government, I think promotion to the elite division will not be far from reach.

“I’m sure with every department working together like we did in the concluded season but with improved commitment I believe we will achieve our target by next season”, he said.

Adeshina however charged the league organisers to build on the successes recorded in the concluded season just as he called for better package for players and match officials.

He added: “I think we had an improved officiating last season. I hope the match officials will continue to live on that success. Look at the NPFL it has changed to a better league and NNL too can be as good as that. Let’s have an improved league and we will all enjoy the best part of it. As for the players, they need more incentives and good welfare package to boost their morale. And kudos must be given to the management of Osun united, they are doing everything necessary to make us happy and I believe they will still do more.”

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