Lobi Stars are title contenders, insists Akleche

The Ortom Boys striker, scorer of one of the goals that took his side to the next round, says they must respect their second round foes to progress

Sunday Akleche believes that Lobi Stars can mount a serious challenge for the Nigeria Professional Football League title.

After an average showing in the first stanza, Akleche believes that the Solomon Ogbeide-led team can push for topflight's gong.

"The hope is that Lobi Stars will be at the top of the league with a sound tactician like coach Ogbeide," Akleche told Goal.

"In the NPFL we have many good teams. It's very difficult but I know that Lobi Stars are one of those top teams who will be involved in the second stanza.

"It's always good when good players come in. We are now a better side and for sure we will be fine when the league resumes.

"We are strong enough and have the qualities. With some good players joining us here, we are on the right track," he concluded.

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