NPFL title race still open, says Enyimba's Ogunbote

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The 2018 NFF coach of the year is keen to increase the tally of points on the road for the Flying Antelopes
The 2018 NFF coach of the year is keen to increase the tally of points on the road for the Flying Antelopes

Enyimba coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has stated that the race to be the champion of the Nigeria Professional Football League is still open.

The experience coach believes every team in Nigeria's top flight league still has an equal chance.

Plateau United currently sit top of the NPFL table, five points ahead of the People's Elephants after 22 rounds.

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"The league is still open, no one team can claim to be champions already or likely champion at this stage, I can tell you that all the 20 teams in the league has equal chance to lift the trophy," Ogunbote told Goal.

"You may frown at that but it's the truth, if a team at the foot of the table goes on a 15 matches win out of 19, that's 45 points plus what ever the team has from the first round. Where do you think the team will be  at the end of the season?

"Enyimba isn't an exemption but one thing i'd like to say is that we are working hard to finish in a very good position and you should know what an appreciable position means to Enyimba."

Ogunbote added that the there are obvious challenges in his team and insisted that the technical crew is working on it.

"There are obvious challenges in my team which every team in the league also has in their respective teams, but we are working on it and I know that sooner than expected we shall get it right."

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