Kano Pillars taught us football lessons, says Ramsi Sebit
Written by admin on March 4, 2015
Head coach of Al-Malakia Ramsi Sebit has said that his South Sudan outfit were well schooled about football in thier 3-0 defeat versus Pillars in the second leg tie of the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League.
The South Sudan National Cup winners bowed out of the elite club competition following a 5-0 aggregate defeat in the hands of Nigerian champions at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Saturday.
“We learnt moral, speed and how we can relax with the ball. I learnt more things for Nigeria, That’s why I say maybe next time I will come here for friendly that becuase I want to learn more,” Sebit said.
“As we coach and for my players, we are happy to be here. We are grateful for the hospitality and wonderful reception.
Sebit insisted Al-Malakia will not lose hope in the face of humiliation but will work hard to step up as debutants from a young-growing football nation in Africa appealing for friendly against the Super Eagles.
He blamed his side poor show in the reverse fixture against Okey Emordi’s men on the hitch of securing clearance for their five new signings which saw him replaced them with inexperience players.
“I’m not surrendered. This is John Garanga, he taught us never to surrender. Until 90 minutes we fought, they scored us 1,2,3. But I will never surrender. Next time I will be here.
“Off course, I have like five players that are still young. But, I brought them – let them come here to come to learn. After that we can learn more,” he said.
“Because we know the Super Eagles – even their Ahmed Musa and coach Stephen Keshi. But we learnt from them, that’s why we I picked them, let them come to play.
“But I have some players there, but because we are still in Africa because of ITC (International Transfer Certificate) two Cameroonians, two from Uganda and one from Congo,” he explained.
“Because of ITC that is the problem they couldn’t come here. I said okay, I will never surrender, I will come here to say to the Nigerian people, we are here and that is why we are part of Africa,” he concluded.