Head coach of Kada City FC Usman Adams has exclusively told busybuddiesng.com the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) new boys are mentally and psychologically ready for the top flight even before they won the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 tournament in Aba last week.
Kada City defeated Insurance 4-3 via penalties to emerge champions of the 2018 NNL season, and also sealed a place in the NPFL for the first time in their young history.
After taking over the reins about two months ago, Adams has revealed he has been preparing the Kaduna-based side like an NPFL team.
“Since inception, when I took over the team, even when addressing the players, I address them as NPFL players, correcting so many things in them,” the former Nasarawa United assistant coach said.
“Their behavior has to change before our first match, and that is why we started it in Aba. Our playing style, our punctuality, our fitness, our behaviour – we were one of the best behaved teams there.
“From the bench too, I made sure I prepared them according to the standard of Premier (NPFL).
“We are just looking for God’s intervention to support us, to help us so that we would be able to actualize our dreams.
“As a matter of fact, I am not leaving any stone unturned, I want to be sure I prepare these boys according to Premier League (NPFL) standard, not NNL any longer,” the former Gateway and Mighty Jets coach said.
Kada City, formed in February 2018, have been placed in Group B of the abridged 2019 NPFL season. Their Match Day 1 fixture against Go Round FC was postponed to allow them
They are billed to face Yobe Desert Stars in Kaduna in their debut appearance in the NPFL on Match Day 2.