Wednesday Jan 04, 2017. 06:57
Promoted Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC have moved into a closed training camp in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, for their final phase of preparations for the new NPFL season.
A total of 27 players and seven officials moved to Lokoja on Tuesday, where the team are expected to play some friendly matches.
The team will spend no fewer than 10 days in the Confluence City to intensify their preparedness for the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, which will kick off on January 14.
Addressing the team before their departure, ABS director of football Alloy Chukwuemeka said the club will fulfill all their obligations to the players.
He told the players to take their assignments serious, because they have a big game in their hands in the opening day of the season with Akwa United in Ilorin on Sunday, January 15.
"All we ask of you is to play football only, if we asked you to do any other thing than play football don't oblige,” he charged.
"Remember we are now in the Premier League, so you have to double your efforts in whatever you do.
"We will ensure we make you comfortable at all times, please let us ensure we do our work diligently too."