As part of preparations for the 2016/2017 season of Nigerian National League (NNL), the Mighty Jets of Jos has recruited 25 new players and retained 20 old ones.
Usman Adams, the club’s Technical Adviser told journalists on Saturday in Jos that the overhaul was to fortify the team to fight for laurels.
Adams said that the massive recruitment was to strengthen the team to fight for promotion to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) which is the team’s main target.
The technical adviser told journalists that all departments of the team ranging from goalkeeping to striking were considered in the recruitment.
He said that most of the players were signed from Plateau United after they were placed on transfer.
Adams expressed optimism that their experience playing in the top flight would count in the team’s quest for promotion to NPFL.
He listed some of the players recruited from Plateau United to include; goalkeeper Abayomi Olorunda; defenders Adeiza Suberu and Charles Okafor with forwards, Caleb Baba, Emmanuel Odafe and highly gifted midfielder Edward Bewarang.
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According to him, striker Moshood Kasali who had a brief stint in Sudan is making a return while veteran Kolade Abobade, who played for Plateau United and JUTH FC, has joined the club.
“Another gifted Midfielder, Mamaya Yusuf, who played for Ranchers Bees of Kaduna, Katsina United and Sharks of Port Harcourt was also recruited”, Adams said.
Adams also stated that a total number of 45 players , including the newly recruited and retained players, were registered for the new season.
He commended the Chairman of the club, Chief Alexander Wukari and the entire management for the confidence reposed in him and his technical crew.
The technical adviser said that the management wasted no time in approving the list submitted to the technical committee by the coaches. Newsmen report that the draws for the NNL is expected to take place in Abuja on Feb. 24, while the league is to commence on March 5.
The full list of the new players : Mamaya Yusuf, Edward Bewarang, Abayomi Olorunda, Bolaji Muhammed, Eziekel Ofum, Danlami Ibrahim, Chijioke Ekezie, Charles Okafor and Emmanuel Odafe.
Others were Adeiza Zuberu, Abia Abdulahi, Rotshak John, Manga Kuchili, Anwal Barde, Musa Musa,Tony Igoche, Kingsley Oguche and Bala Peter.
Also recruited were Caleb Baba, Ali Mondula, Ali Ibrahim Pele, Moshood Kasali, Kolade Abobade, Haruna Babalo and Nanle Christopher.