Chief Executive Officer and the Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi, Mr. Mike Idoko has called on every Nigerian to support the club in its quest to do great in the next stage of the CAF Champions League.
Idoko while speaking on the draw that placed his team in group A of the League featuring Wydad Athletic of Morocco, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and ASEC Mimosa of Ivory Coast.
“We promised the Nigerian people that Lobi will replicate the feat of Enyimba International in this year’s African Champions League, we want to do what our sister club Enyimba did some years ago by winning the league and I know we can achieve that. We need proper planning to enable us meet that target. I know Lobi Stars can achieve that feat for Nigeria”.
“At this junction it is no longer Lobi Stars of Markudi but Lobi Stars of Nigeria so I want everyone to support us on our part will make the nation proud like Enyimba did some years ago.
We want to make sure our national pride is restored. For us making it to the group stage is a great plus to our league and if we repeat the feat of Enyimba then we get our slots returned back.
The astute soccer administrator has been privileged in the past to take Lobi Stars FC to the continent losing to eventual winner Ashanti Kotoko in the semi final of the Champions League in 2000 and he has also replicated the same feat with Sunshine Stars FC of Akure getting to the semi finals of the CAF Champions League in 2012 and CAF Confederation Cup in 2011.
Lobi Stars FC will start their campaign in January against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.