Abud Omar confident of guiding Ionokos to Greece’s top-tier league


Aboud Omar of Harambee Stars in action against Liberia during their FIFA International friendly match ...
Aboud Omar of Harambee Stars in action against Liberia during their FIFA International friendly match at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on November 15, 2016. Kenya won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • This season Omar has featured in 15 out of the club's 18 games scoring two goals.
  • Since the beginning of the season, Ionokos have only lost three games as they seek promotion to the top-tier Greek league.

Kenyan international left-back Abud Omar who plays for Ionokos  in the second tier league in Greece is confident  of helping his club gain promotion to the country’s top flight league.

Omar’s club Ionos are perched at the summit of the second-tier league, five points ahead of second-placed Levadiakos but has admitted that it will not be an easy walk to the top division due to the tight schedule and number of matches left to the end of the campaign.

“We are thankful that we are currently at the top on 37 points with nine games left. We hope to get promoted but there is a challenge given that we still have nine games to go while playing a game every three days after the league started late but we hope to hit our target,” said Abud.

Over the weekend Omar clocked 90minutes  as his Ionokos side marched to a fifth consecutive win with victory over Apollon Larissa in the Greek Super League 2, a solitary goal that was scored by Dimitrios Kotsonis who was making his return to the squad for the first time after missing four games.

Omar’s team is undefeated in the last five games, a run that saw the team draw once before embarking on a four-match winning streak, and the Kenyan international sees the possibility of going up is strong.

“I think the possibility of going up is very high and even if we finish second we can still make it through the playoffs, but we are fighting to get the direct ticket by finishing first,” added Omar.

This season Omar has featured in 15 out of the club’s 18 games scoring two goals.

Since the beginning of the season, Ionokos have only lost three games as they seek promotion to the top-tier Greek league.

 

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