Lobi Stars coach Gbenga Ogunbote has said it is too early to tag the club as favourite to win the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Lobi Stars beat Nasarawa United in the matchday 17 fixture on Sunday and shot to the summit of the league table on 31 points with one game less.
Ogunbote spoke to npfl.ng at the end of the victory on Sunday and said there can only be a clear favourite when every team has played the same number of matches.
“I think it’s too early to start labelling a team as favourites because we still have so many matches to play. We have not even reached the halfway line yet and we still have teams with outstanding matches including us.
“We can only begin to label a team title favourite when everyone is at par in terms of matches played,” Ogunbote told npfl.ng.
The former Enyimba, Rangers and Sunshine Stars coach believes they have to take the matches one at a time.
“We are going to take the matches one at a time, so far we are doing good and we will keep fighting hard to stay at the top,” Ogunbote said.
Lobi Stars' next fixture is an away trip to face Jigawa Golden Stars on February 2.
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