NPFL: Jonathan Alukwu Rates Sporting Lagos High, Wants League Trophy For Club

Ahead of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premiere Football League (NPFL) season, Sporting Lagos FC sensational striker, Jonathan Alukwu has promised to make the club a fortress against other traditional clubs in the league.

In an exclusive interview with Chisporting on SolidSports (Solidfm) Enugu, the attacker who was brilliant during Sporting run to winning the median edition of the 2023 Naija Super 8 championship in Lagos said, his target, is to compete for the top scorer prize and match it up with a league title.

“As a striker I have this goal to compete and score goals and also to give the club a trophy”.

“It’s a good thing to become a champion, winning the Naija Super 8 trophy has boosted the morals of the players, coach, sponsors, the management and everybody”.

“As it stands now, it’s not not going to be easy because other clubs are now seeing the team as a threat; in that case, the team are going to come all up in the Nigerian premier league to make sure we don’t repeat what we did in their our previous game, But we are also training very well in order to surprise a lot of the clubs” Alukwu added.

The 20 year old who scored a goal and had two assists during the Naija Super 8 championship, also acknowledged that, the Lagos based side is one of the best in the league as players in the club have the best coach, management, support and atmosphere to succeed.

“over here they treat one like a professional, when one is coming for trials and you’re in the team they treat you like a professional and they as well give the maximum respect one deserves and there’s no discrimination”.

“It’s not about the money, it’s not about the coach or the management, although the coach is perfect in what he’s doing but then the players are coming all out not play the game, that’s my confidence”.

“I have worked with so many coaches but this current one is different, (Paul Offor) he has the mindset of we can’t loose and he has the best tactics in formations and everything, he doesn’t force things, he’s awesome, that made the team give him the name Pep Guardiola”, Jonathan Alukwu concluded.

The story of Sporting Lagos is one that, the romantics will savour for long given that they were only formed last year (2022) and in a short space of time, the club which competed in the Nigerian Nationwide League (NNL) in the just concluded football season, have not only qualified for the Nigeria Premier League, but have now won the biggest off-season football tournament in the county ( Naija Super 8).

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