Yobe Desert Stars coach Mohammed Babaganaru says he is satisfied with the players at his disposal ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Babaganaru recruited massively shortly after he was named coach of the newly-promoted side.
And he expresses satisfaction with his wards' performance in pre-season ahead of their season-opener against FC IfeanyiUbah on Sunday.
“I will say that I am satisfied with the performance of my players and their response to work since we started our pre-season. I can boldly say that Yobe Desert Stars are gradually ready for the season,” Babaganaru told Goal.
“We have played lots of friendly matches and even though we have almost an entirely new team I can say that we have the players to make an impression in the league and the Federation Cup.
“We are waiting for the season to start so that our opponents can get to see the best of us. We will still continue to work hard to ensure that the club stay beyond the coming season in the top-flight.”
Babaganaru also hailed the performance of his players who were narrowly beaten 1-0 by El Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri in a friendly match played over the weekend.
“My players tried their best in Maiduguri and I must admit that the officiating of that friendly encounter left much to be desired. I never knew that a friendly match could breed controversy like that.
“I am happy with what I saw of my team and I know that by the time the season starts, they will surprise me even more,” he added.
Yobe Desert Stars were beaten by El Kanemi after Samuel Matthias converted from the spot in the 17th minute.