Salisu Yusuf has underlined the importance of assembling the NPFL All Stars team, saying it is a platform to build a formidable national squad.
Yusuf spoke to npfl.ng shortly after their Thursday morning training session inside the main bowl of the Abuja National Stadium.
The NPFL All Stars are scheduled to play Spanish La Liga sides Valencia in a pre-season friendly and Malaga in the Carranza LaLiga World Club tournament
Yusuf, who expressed satisfaction with the training sessions since the camp opened said while the tour is for friendly games, the NPFL All Stars would play as though everything is at stake.
“Players of Valencia and Malaga play football with their feet the way we also do and so we will give it our best shot as we are not seeing this tour as a mere friendly tour, but as competition with some of the best teams in the La liga. " Yusuf said.
Asked about the performance of his players in training so far, Yusuf said, “I am impressed with the players' reaction in training, the boys are clearly understanding the way we want them to play and we hope they continue to improve and express our philosophy on the pitch. "
The team will train one more time tomorrow Friday before all the players are released to their various clubs for this weekend's league games.