NPFL All Stars team call-up ex­cites Obaje, Al­has­san

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua@Ngob­ua­david

Wikki Tourists duo of God­win Obaje and Ibrahim Al­has­san have ex­pressed ex­cite­ment over their in­clu­sion in the list of play­ers se­lected by the League Man­age­ment Com­pany for a play­ing tour of Spain in Au­gust.

The LMC yes­ter­day made pub­lic the list made up of four goal­keep­ers, eight de­fend­ers, three de­fen­sive mid­field­ers, seven wingers and six cen­tre for­wards for a pre-sea­son friendly with Va­len­cia CF and Malaga CF in the an­nual Car­ranza LaLiga World Club Tour­na­ment on Au­gust 12 and 13.

Re­act­ing to the list, Obaje told Daily Trust that he is re­ally ex­cited to be picked among the best play­ers in the do­mes­tic league to em­bark on the for­eign trip.

He said it is a re­ward for the hard work he has put into the on­go­ing sea­son.

“I am re­ally happy that I was con­sid­ered wor­thy to make the list of play­ers for the trip to Spain. There are so many good play­ers in the league so to be recog­nised as one of the best is grat­i­fy­ing.

“This calls for more work be­cause I would want to jus­tify my se­lec­tion. This calls for more work also on the part of the play­ers who have been se­lected,” he said.

On his part, for­mer Flying Ea­gles star, Ibrahim Al­has­san “Muaz­zam” said he is go­ing to make good use of the op­por­tu­nity given to him to show his tal­ent on a big­ger stage.

He said al­though he just joined Wikki Tourists, he was happy that the or­gan­is­ers have ap­pre­ci­ated his con­tri­bu­tions to the Tourists of Bauchi.

“It is a thing of joy that I have made the NPFL All Stars team for the trip to Spain. I am go­ing to make good use of the op­por­tu­nity. We would do our best to be good am­bas­sadors of the coun­try,” he said.

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