Nasarawa United captain, Baba Idris, is in buoyant mood as the resumption of the second round of the Nigeria Professional Football League season beckons.
Idris has been on the sidelines for a chunk of the first half of season due to injury but says he is fully fit and rearing to lead his team once again.
The former Keffi United man said that he wants to give his best and help Nasarawa United do better than they did last season.
“To be frank with you I can’t wait to get started once the league resumes,” he said.
“It’s been a terrible year football-wise for me as I’ve missed alot of games due to injury.
“If you ask any footballer what it means to see his teammates play while he can’t, then maybe you’ll understand how it felt.
“I can confidently tell you that I’ve started training with the team and I’ll be fully involved when the league resumes.”
Idris also spoke of his desire to lead Nasarawa United’s charge up the table after they nearly won the title last season.
“We came close to winning the title last season but we slipped up at the crucial moment but hopefully this time will be different,” the defender said.
“I’m confident we can because the league has improved in all areas. A team can go on the road and win without any fear.
“I must confess this is the best season I’ve seen since I started playing in the top flight. From the stadiums to the officiating, there has been drastic improvement.
“The LMC has done a wonderful job so far and I just hope the same thing will happen again in the second round.
“Nasarawa United are good enough for a continental ticket. I’m sure we can do it.”
The Solid Miners are currently 12th on the Glo Premier League log with 26 points from 19 matches.

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