OCT27 MIDWEEK PULSE
RECRUITING & BUILDING.
It’s been over five months now that the football season has been put on a hold due to the pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the club from putting in the work behind the scenes.This week’s pulse sees the gaffer Olajide Akinyelu discuss new recruits and the importance of building a stable and strong team for the upcoming season.
O.A: ‘Five months is actually a very long time for the hold on football activities, no one actually saw that coming and it’s been a very difficult period around the world.
For us as a football club a whole lot has been missing, the competitiveness in preparation for games, the players and our fans but hasn’t stopped us from continuing working.
We’ve got to keep thinking about our on-field success and how to keep going when football eventually resumes. It’s important to get the group together and make sure they gel well as a team.
Firstly, the lads have to be back in shape and get back to some level of fitness, maybe play some warm-up games if there is enough time for that. Players will have to adapt quickly to the timing schedule and run-in of the fixtures.
Also, as we look ahead we need to be particular about the team and our squad depth. One of the elements of a good squad is in the depth of quality you can pick from, and this area is one we have been working on over the past few months.
We are deliberate about the players we want to bring and what they could add to the team we have already. Competition in the team helps to groom a healthy squad and that is what we have looked out for.
It isn’t all about just getting in the new players, we are focused on building a team strong enough to compete at all fronts in the coming season. We had a lot of loophole from the previous season and we’ve identified where we need to strengthen.
In the coming days the club should be announcing some exciting talents that will be joining us and we are looking forward for the the season opener, so we can all get started and get back to doing what we love best.’
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