Mighty Jets FC to engage more foreign players


Chief Godfrey Hamza, Chairman, Mighty Jets FC of Jos, has said that the club would engage more foreign players whenever the transfer window reopened.

Hamza told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos that the team already had one Cameroonian in its midst.

“The resolve to engage more foreign players is premised on the need to restore Mighty Jets to what it used to be in the past when many foreign players bolstered its fortunes.

“We want the Mighty Jets FC back to Jos; already, we have established contact with some players from Ivory Coast.

“ They are anxious to be part of us and we have started discussions toward cementing deals,’’ he said.

The chairman said that bringing in foreigners to play in the Nigerian league would add the spice, blend and variety that was lacking.

“When you have foreign players in your team, when you have foreign touch in your team, you will have people coming in with different ideas of their local leagues.

“Experience has shown that the mix becomes very good and makes the league more interesting,” he said.

“When you have one flavour, you may not understand much; you may think that you are just the best, whereas that may not be correct,’’ he said.

Hamza promised that the club would also bring the best players in the Nigeria league to Mighty Jets to prosecute its quest to gain promotion to the premier league.

“If we get to the premier league, we are going to bring the best players because many players are already interested in us for what we stand for.

“Besides, we have a strong backing from the Plateau Governor, Jonah Jang, and can engage the best players in order to bring the best football to Plateau and win laurels for the state,’’ he said.

The chairman said that he was impressed with the team’s performance so far this season, but added that there was room for improvement.

“The boys are doing well, but I think there is still room for improvement; they get better every day and that is good.”