Lobi Stars bigger than Leicester – Kwambe


Super Eagles defender Solomon Kwambe has claimed that his current side, Lobi Stars is bigger than premier league leaders Leicester City.

The Makurdi based team was crowned champions of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) back in 1999 and followed the success up with the Super Cup that same year before adding the FA Cup in 2003.

Lobi are just two points off league leaders Kano Pillars after their impressive away draw against reigning champions Enyimba and when quizzed, if he thought the club could do a Leicester this season, he said: “I don’t think you have to compare Lobi to Leicester, if you look at our status in the league.

“I think Lobi is bigger than Leicester. So, if we win the league it won’t be news like Leicester is currently generating.”

The former Sunshine Stars and Warri Wolves right-back was in full flight for Lobi at the weekend as they were held by Enyimba to a pulsating 2-2 draw and he reckons that the Aba Elephants were lucky.

“It was our game but Enyimba were lucky to earn a draw – we thank God for the points away from home,” he said.

“During the game we encouraged ourselves that football is a game of eleven against eleven and they’re not better than us, neither do they have two heads or four legs.”

Kwambe also revealed Lobi Stars target for this season, he said: “Our target is to win the league and play in the continent. It is possible, we just have to build the mindset.”

Lobi Stars are currently placed fifth on the NPFL log with 22 points after 14 matches this season.