The new chairman of Port Harcourt International Allstars Football Club, Sir John Peterside has admonished Port Harcourt football followers not to write Sharks off as the team was unable to hold on to its first position to the end of the first stanza of the league.
The amiable outspoken chairman of Port Harcourt Allstars football club who is also an ardent supporter of Sharks, reminded supporters and fans of Sharks that Sharks have been winning matches both at away and home, and believed that Sharks have the pedigree to bounce back to reckoning when the league resume, after the world cup.
He urged coach Gbenga Ogunbote and fans of the club not to be discouraged of the temporary setback but rather increase their effort to see that Sharks reclaim her first position when the league resume.
Peterside opined that fatigue might have been the reason Sharks slipped down to the fourth position in the league at the end of the first stanza of the league, saying, that should not be the reason fans and supporters should stop supporting Sharks, pointing out that Sharks is in good shape to reclaim her position when the league resume.
On the ongoing Brazil FIFA world cup 2014, he said those who prepare well and have the skill will do well.
Hinting that football is a practical game, advising Nigerians not to expect much from the Eagles as only those who have prepared well and have the skill alone could think of winning the world cup.
He further said, it is good to express sentiment but football is not played in sentiment rather those who have the wherewithal and the skill demonstrate it in the field of play as to record result.
He pessimistically said, he doubts for a team which had not played in the semi finals of the world cup to all of a sudden play in the finals to lift the World Cup.
“Keshi has pedigree and he has his team to represent Nigeria, such as other countries have their coaches and players to represent their countries, stressing that only those who have prepared well and have the skill will demonstrate it in the field to win a match as well as the world cup. ###