Lobi Stars, the Pride of Benue, led by their chairman, Dominic Iorfa, came together in a spiritual quest for divine intervention in preparation for the upcoming 2023-24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) campaign.
With heartfelt prayers offered at the Aper Aku Stadium, the team aspired to set the stage for a successful NPFL campaign.
Their journey begins with a challenging encounter against Heartland of Owerri on Saturday, marking matchday one of the season, hosted at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Imo State.
Reflecting on their past season, Lobi Stars finished in the sixth position during the 2022-23 NPFL season, struggling notably during the championship playoffs in Lagos.
The upcoming season presents an opportunity for redemption. However, the club faces unique challenges.
They are yet to appoint a head coach for the new NPFL season, and Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi has decided to make Lafia their home ground for the 2023/2024 NPFL season.
This marks the second consecutive season they will be playing away from their home turf, as the Aper Stadium is still under construction and not yet ready for use.
His son, Timothy, confirmed the sad news. Justin Tenger, who had a rich coaching history, had also managed teams like Kwara United, Gombe United, and Kano Pillars before his demise at the Federal Medical Center in Keffi, Nasarawa State.