Eguma: Clubs must stop road trips

Coach Stanley Eguma

Coach Stanley Eguma

Dolphins head coach Stanley Eguma believes the auto crash suffered by Kano Pillars technical crew of Baba Ganaru, Abdullahi Maikaba and Kabiru Baleria on Thursday defines the dangers players and officials of clubs campaigning in the domestic league face as a result of consistent road trips to honour games.

The accident took place at Gangarida in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna state at about 2 pm.

Clubs in the Glo Nigeria Premier League honour games by road irrespective of the distances and Eguma is shocked at the practice.

“It is no secret that most roads in Nigeria are riddled with risks and difficulties. I don’t understand why all teams travel by road despite the dangers they face,” Eguma told supersport.

The coach of the Portharcourt club then took the time to discuss his plans on getting things up to speed in the Nigeria League in that regard.

“With effective marketing and branding, we can get corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals to partner with our cubs. These sponsors would make the monies available and things will change.

“The current situation does not allow teams to effectively express themselves. If we are to achieve our full potentials, things must change,” he said.

Dolphin will entertain Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC (ABS) in a week 23 game at the Liberation Stadium in Portharcourt on Sunday.