Newly promoted Giwa Football Club of Jos have insisted they are not in the Glo Premier League to make up the numbers but to make an impressive impact in the debut season in the Nigerian top flight.
The Jos based outfit, who got promoted at the end of last season as winners of the Pool A of the Nigeria National League are getting set for the new campaign and are optimistic of ruffling a few feathers.
Technical adviser of the side, Abdullahi Abidemi Biffo, who spoke exclusively to supersport.com in Jos says his team is taking shape and will be up for the challenge when the league commences.
"We are preparing quite well ahead of the new season and everything is going on smoothly" he said.
"The team is taking shape and we will complete our preparation when we resume on Thursday, before moving to close camping a week after that.
"This will give us an opportunity to perfect our strategies because we already have the core of the team, and all that is remaining now is to blend the players together."
The Josbased outfit, who emerged as the best of the four newly promoted teams by beating Abia Warriors on penalties after a draw in regulation time have also added some players to the team to fortify it for the new season.
Biffo is optimistic that the new players will fix the trouble spots that the team identified and will also add steel and experience to the team.
"The Glo Premier League is a step higher than the NNL, we have added eleven players to the squad, and we will soon announce our squad for the season.
"We have players like Segun Atere, who has played for Kwara United , Charles Okoro previously of Dolphins FC and Chris Madaki from JUTH FC who were recently disbanded.
"A blend of this players will give us the required strength we need to not only cope in the Glo Premier League but to fight for continental slot which is our ambition for the forth coming season.
"We believe we won't be there to make up the numbers but to compete with the very best and also prove that we have come of age and belong to the elite class." Biffo added.
Giwa FC will be making their debut in the Nigerian top flight after topping Pool A of the 2013 Nigerian National League season with 50 points from 28 matches.