Head coach of ABS FC, Henry Makinwa insisted that the club has achieved its objective of developing younger players despite been relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2016/2017 season.
Makinwa admits the club was relegated owing to the inability of his players to cope with the stressful league campaign.
“We are lucky to have about sixteen to seventeen of them, each one of them is doing fantastic well, then the second round they got tired we have no replacement, in the mid-season we couldn’t buy tested players, one or two three players to head-forth fight for the team,” Makinwa told Channels TV.
“90 percent of our objectives this year is achieved, 67 percent of these boys will not stay here next season, they are going to bigger clubs which is one of the objectives.
“But to compete among the millionaire clubs is difficult, you have Eyimba, Akwa United, Ifeanyi Ubah – they have almost eight great African players from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon they are playing here (Nigeria).
“These are school boys (ABS players) pick on the road and you try to make them compete – is tough,” he said.