Ambitious Nationwide League One (NLO) (division One) side Hammola International FC of Ido Osun on Friday unveiled former Osun Babes gaffer, Abdulazeez Abdulrazaq as the club’s new head coach.
In his address during the well organised unveiling ceremony, the President of the club, Muideen Odeyemi, popularly knows as ‘Odhelee’ said the club was found mainly to encourage home grown talent and give them a chance to excel to the world.
“We are optimistic that this initiative will give opportunities to many young players around our environment, playing in the NLO division One will ensure the players get the chance to showcase themselves.
“We aim to progress through to the Nigeria National League next season and that is alot of work to do.
“The new manager is experienced and one who have managed some notable clubs in the past. He was with Osun Babes, Knight FC and is also the assistant manager of the South-west U-13 and U-15 team. We are hopeful and know he is going to do a great job with us. He concluded.
Also speaking, Team Manager of club and Chairman Grassroot Football Coaches Association of Nigeria (Osun), Rasheed Adeleke in his words reiterated on the words of ‘Odhelee’ , highlighting the aim behind Hammola International FC.
“Our vision is to transform local talents into greatness, as a club, we have about 85% of local talents in the team, and also we are well instituted and want to do things the right way, because that is what we believe in. The team is disciplined and we aim to achieve our set out goals.” He concluded.
In their speeches, Former Chairman of Egbedore Local Government, Hon. Kola Ajao, Renowned Sports Philanthropist Muideen Elebuibon, Sports Adminstrator Suleiman Folarin, Osun State F.A Secretary, Amoo Abayomi, Grassroots Football Coach, Akin Oyedunmola and Top Sports Journalists, Tunde Shamsudeen all expressed confidence that the new manager would take the club to the expected height.
Speaking after his unveiling, Coach Abdulazeez Abdulrazaq said he joined Hammola FC International to achieve success, adding that he was happy to be part of the Ido-Osun based club, setting an NNL target for himself.