Justin Smart was handed the mandate to lead Go Round FC in the Nigeria National League this season and he has said he is ready for the challenge.
Smart was assistant to Willy Udube in the 2018/ 19 NPFL season that saw the team relegated to the lower division but has now been moved up to head coach following the departure of his former boss to Abia Warriors.
After two weeks of intensive pre-season training, Smart has spoken up regarding what he has done so far and what is left to do before the season kicks off.
“The last two weeks have been intensive for us because the club decided to embark on open screening exercise, first for people of Ogba Egbema Ndoni origin and another one open for anyone that wanted to try out.
“After the first week, I was able to pick a couple of players from the area that I think is good enough. I was supposed to pick five but from what I have seen of them I am very sure at least two of them will be good enough for the first team next season,” Smart said.
“In the general screening session, I also saw a couple of players I can bank on for the league so it has been all well and good for us within the last two weeks.”
On Thursday, October 17, 2019, returning players and those invited by the coaches from other clubs will begin to arrive in Omoku as the team will begin their final lap of preparations for the new season.
“I have a lot of prospects that I invited from other clubs. Then there are the returning players and then those we got during the screening, so I believe we will get players we need for the league,” Smart insists.