The problem of relegated Nigeria Professional Football League side Abubakar Bukola Saraki, might just have worsened, following the mass Exodus of players from the club.
AOIFootball.com can confirm exclusively that as much as 13 key players of the club might just be heading for the exit door.
This much was revealed by the head coach of the Ilorin- based club, Henry Makinwa at the Lafia City Stadium were ABS were beaten 2-1 by Nasarawa United to confirm their exit from the Nigerian top flight.
Makinwa said: “I can tell you that as much as 13 of these young boys will leave ABS for other bigger clubs next season. In fact, we already have offers for some of them but we will sit with them and discuss what is best for their career and the club also.”
He further added that ABS has a very young squad and the objective of the club is to get young boys off the streets and integrate them into football.
Makinwa also posited that despite their relegation, he was happy and satisfied that the main objective and philosophy of both the proprietor of the club and the club’s ideology were not defeated.
“Our objective here is to help the youths, irrespective of where they come from. We have a Nigerian squad because we have Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Idoma and all other tribes here in our team, so its a plus for us while we also try to compete among the elite clubs in the league,” Makinwa said.
ABS were relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League as they finished 18th with 49 points, despite being among the early toppers in the first half of the league.