Niger Tornadoes head coach Abubakar Bala believes his side
recruited the best players for the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional
Football League (NPFL) season due to kick off on Sunday,
The Ikon Allah Boys are currently on Christmas and New Year
holidays and will resume activities on Wednesday, January 3.
Bala said the essence of the recruitment and preseason build-up
phase is to ensure the side perform far better than it did in the
“We recruited 18 players, dropped 21 and retained 19 for the
upcoming football season.
“We recruited quality players to add value to our squad,
especially in our attack which was our weakest point last
“Already the new recruits have shown their class the pre-season
tournaments – the Gold Cup and the Ahlan Cup 2017.
“The team is stronger now compared with what we had last
“We attracted quality players from the best club sides in the
country, including Enyimba, Akwa United, Plateau United, Lobi
Stars and Rivers United.