Samad Kadiri calls for improved Sunshine Stars concentration

The Owena Waves’ forward has challenged his teammates not to switch off until the full-time whistle is blown, following their slump in the Nigeria topflight
Sunshine Stars’ Samad Kadiri has blamed loss of concentration to his side’s slow start to the Nigeria Professional Football League season.

The Akure based outfit are yet to win a game after four games and are placed 19th on the NPFL log with two points.

Having seen his side secure two draws and two defeats, the forward claims  a tumble in attentiveness has been the team’s major bane but is optimist the team can still bounce back to save the season.

“There is still hope,” Kadiri told Goal. “We can still bounce back and end up winning the league.

“We approach every game with a positive mindset, play good football but towards the end of the game we lose concentration.

“This system hasn’t been working well for us and we are certainly going to switch to another tactics in forthcoming games towards returning to winning ways.

“My teammates are not happy based on our results in recent outing but we are not still losing hope on our ability to bounce back stronger.

Having emerged as Bayelsa United’s top scorer last season, son of legendary Kadiri Ikhana is eyeing the highest goal score award albeit a goal to his credit.

“My personal target is to improve on my performance last season,” he continued

“This term, I want to score more goals to lift my team as well as challenge for the topscorer’s award.

“Aside from this, my ultimate aim is to continue my playing career in Europe and I see that coming into fruition soon,” he concluded.

Sunshine Stars must defeat struggling Giwa FC in Jos to move out of the relegation zone.