Kwara United head coach, Abdullahi Usman Biffo has said he is not convinced of his side performance form despite qualifying for the semifinals of the ongoing 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup preseason tournament in llorin, Kwara State.
The Harmony Warriors were the first team to reach the last four after putting two second half goals past rookies 36 Lion in their last Group B game on Sunday.
Biffo said preseason tournament usually help the team gauge the team’s form, tactics and readiness for the new season insisting it’s not all about winning build-up championship.
“It’s not about where we are right now but how ready my team is going into the new season and that’s the essence why we are in the Ogunjobi Gold Cup preseason tournament.
“If you noticed, we have used different set of players in the three games we have played. The team was good in the first game against rivals, Niger Tornadoes, as we won the encounter.
“We struggled in the second game against Remo Stars as we lost the clash and in the final group game we recorded another win against 36 Lion. So for me the team is improving but not convincing or where we want to be.
“I don’t have stars in my team rather we have an array of young players as the average age of my squad is 20-year old. So we are trying to make them better as we continue to build the team.
“No target for the team in the in semi finals but I expect an improved Kwara United against any opponent.”
Kwara United who finished second in Group B one point behind Remo Stars who has 7points will lock horns against the team that leads Group A for a place in the final of the annual preseason tournament.
The Kwara-based side are among the teams that will compete for glory in the upcoming 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) due to commence first week of next month.
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