With the 2017-18 Maltese second division league set to kick off on Saturday, September 9, the recently signed Adolphus Nagbe Marshall has set his eyes on helping his team gain promotion to the first division at the end of the season.
The Liberian international defender had ended his professional soccer career in Asia when he joined Maltese second division team Gudja United during the just-ended summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old center defender, who also operates as left back, joined the club on a one-year deal with an option of extension at the end of the season. He joined the club as a free agent after spending eight years in Indonesia.
Gudja finished one place above the relegation spot last season, just one point ahead of relegated Mellieha. They finished 12th on a fourteen-team table with 22 points from 21 games, one point over 13th place, Mellieha and 11 points over bottom team Ghaxaq.
The former BS Bangka captain believes his team will gain promotion at the end of the season with its current level of preparation. He told The Bush Chicken the team has prepared well and promotion to the first division is its prime target.
“We’ve been training and playing series of test matches,” he said. “We have few days to the start of the league. The team is getting better each day. We are only waiting to play our first match. The entire team is working harder ahead of the new season. We are all focus on promoting the team to the first division. It is not going to be an easy thing, but we are getting prepare for the task.”
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