Kada City coach Usman Adams accept underdogs tag

By Promise Etim

Kada City head coach, Usman Adams, says he is happy with his side being labelled underdogs in the current NPFL campaign, but insists they are in the top-flight to prove a point.

Adams, who watched from the dugout as his side surrendered their first half lead and eventually lost 3-2 to Heartland FC at the Okigwe Township Stadium on Sunday, told npfl.ng he is more focused on getting the job done, than being ranked alongside the big clubs.

“I am very, very happy that people are looking at us as underdogs and an inexperienced side, but we are here to prove a point. I have told my players to keep playing and forget about the big names, because for me, it doesn’t matter.

“We have given the players all they need to succeed, but we have a little challenge going forward. I am confident when Kabiru Sanusi, who was our highest goalscorer in the NNL Super 8 returns in our next game, our problems in terms of goalscoring will be efficiently addressed,” he said.

Asked how he felt handling a side with relatively low experience in top-flight football, Adams commended the level of professionalism showed by his players, and maintained his experience in the league is key to the team’s fortunes.

“Being a new team in the NPFL, I must commend the players for such a superlative performance. It is unfortunate that we lost (to Heartland).

“In football, you could have players that are not tested at top-flight level, but they have potential. If you have an experienced coach that guides the team, you will see the difference, because of his wealth of his experience. That has been the story with Kada City,” Adams told npfl.ng.

Kada City, who are bottom of Group B standings, will on Matchday 7 welcome El-Kanemi Warriors in Kaduna on Wednesday.