– Niger Tornadoes sacks 11 players after an unimpressive 12th place finish in the just concluded NPFL season
– Eight players are placed on transfer or standby
Niger Tornadoes have sacked 11 players after an unimpressive 12th place finish in the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League season.
According to head coach of Niger Tornadoes, Abubakar Bala, the Minna based had to let the 11 players go due to low performance, indiscipline and attitudinal problem.
He disclosed that the team will be hoping to add 11 new players to the squad, ahead of the commencement of the 2016/17 NPFL season.
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Abubakar Bala told SuperSports: “The report card of the side in the out gone season showed that 11 players have been dropped outright due to low performance, indiscipline and attitudinal problem.
“Though some of the dropped players scored vital goals in the out-gone top-flight, but their behaviours were not in tandem with the team policy.
“Eight players too were placed on transfer or standby. The idea is that if they proved themselves better than the new ones, we will reabsorb them.
“We hope to recruit 11 new players as 19 were retained after the out-gone season’s campaign.
“The management actually awarded high pass mark on our performance in the out-gone top-flight.
“The players are on a three-week break and are expected in camp on 27 October to kick-start pre-season activities.”
Niger Tornadoes waited till the last day of the Nigeria Professional Football League before they recorded their first and only away point of the season. The team went to Kano to play a 1-1 draw against Kano Pillars.
However, the Minna based team didn’t lose any game at home in the just concluded season.
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