The management of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC are keen to regain promotion back to the elite division next season, having recently missed out on that goal again.

To this end, the club has said it will unveil former Golden Eaglets Head coach, Hassan Abubakar, on Saturday as its new Technical Adviser.

The club in a statement signed by its Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka on Friday in Ilorin, said Abubakar has agreed to join the Ilorin based side ahead of the 2018/2019 Nigeria National League (NNL) season.

According to the statement, the former Technical Adviser of Olympic FC of Niamey, Niger Republic is expected to resume  with the Saraki Boys on Monday.

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Chukwuemeka said Abubakar is coming to the club with huge experience, having managed Niger Tornadoes, Kaduna United, Zamfara United, Sunshine Stars, Wikki Tourists, JUTH,  Dolphins and recently guided Gombe Utd FC to the NPFL top flight.

He was Head Coach of the Under-17 national team that won silver at the JVC U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago in 2002.

The statement noted that the management has retained nine players from the ones that plied their trade with the club last season.

The players are Horlah Oladeji, Tomiwa Adesokan, Mubaraq Gata, Shola Abdulraheem, Olakunle Olusegun, David Okoromi, Great Osamuyi, Emmanuel Atoe and Oyelade Mubarak.


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