FWC Champions FC are in Kaduna State at the Oil Village for the TSM Preseason tournament, organized for NLO 1 clubs but the competition has not been too impressive, according to head coach, Bartholomew David.
However, he draws positive lessons from the experience knowing that he will still be faced with similar experiences when the season finally kicks off.
Coach David expressed displeasure at the playing environment, the turf and the officiating, stressing that they are far below acceptable standard especially after three players were left injured in two games.
“The officiating is very poor at the moment; three of my players are already out with injury so it is not encouraging. And the calibre of play we were expecting is not what I am seeing but whichever way, it is still a lesson because we are preparing for the new NLO season and more so likely to play in a turf like this so it’s just a lesson.
“The boys are not expressing themselves because they are scared. The opponents are more interested in the leg rather than the ball and that is not encouraging.
“But the team is intact and that is the focus. The focus is to gain promotion and we are gaining efforts towards that. That is the struggle of the entire team.
“I want to believe that most of the players that are down with injury will be fit so the team is good to go.”