Osawe bets on Sharks for NPFL crown
Sharks defender, Alaba Osawe, is confident that the Port Harcourt are capable of winning their first-ever top flight title in Nigeria this term.
The Blues Angels’ biggest achievement since they were founded 42 years ago remains the Wafu Club Cup which they won in 2010.
Sharks have come close to winning the Federation Cup (formerly known as the FA Cup) on three occasions when they finished as losing finalists in 1979, 2003 and 2009.
In 1996, Sharks were also close to winning a first league title but got pipped on goal difference by Udoji United after finishing on same number of points.
But Osawe, who put in a massive shift in defence for Sharks on Wednesday when they won 2-1 at Kaduna United, believes this is the Port Harcourt club’s season to end their chase for a first league title.
“Yes we can win the league (this season) because we have shown we are a winning side. What I just believe is that this season is Sharks’ season.
“But we must keep our heads cool and remain disciplined because it is still a long season. With God’s help and barring any injury to our players, we have a good chance of winning the league,” said the former Sunshine Stars’ man.
“We are not under pressure to win this league. The good thing is we have a good team to compete and one that can win the league. Sharks is a special club and all the players want to make history here but we know we have to play well and take it one game at a time,” he said.