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Bala thanks Niger Tornadoes’ management

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Niger Tornadoes technical adviser, Abubakar Bala has thanked the management for the opportunity given to him to attend the on-going Confederation of African Football (Caf) Coach License B Course in Abuja.

Bala said that it was a tough decision applying for the course needed to upgrade his knowledge of the game a time the club will need his service badly in the top-flight.

The former FC Lokoja tactician said he has handed the club’s technical duties to his able lieutenants to oversee the team matches within the period he would be away.

Bala who is enjoying life with the Minna landlords said he will remain grateful to the management for releasing him for the course assuring that while there he will be communicating with his assistant coaches back home.

“Abuja, Minna or Lokoja is nearby therefore I may get the opportunity to visit my team training session if my time table permits it but if it does not the team is in good hands.

“I really appreciate the management of the club this is one of the best I have worked with in my coaching career.

“The management knows the value of capacity building just before the commencement of the 2016/2017 NPFL season two of my assistant coaches was to send to NIS to upgrade their knowledge,” said Bala to

The Caf License B Course commenced on Monday in Abuja and it is expected to last for two weeks.

The Minna outfit are sixth on the 20-team top-flight on 21 points four behind leaders, Plateau United.

Niger Tornadoes will host Sunshine Stars in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 15 clash at adopted ground, Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.

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