Accra, April 14, GNA - Real Tamale United's (RTU) coach, Mumuni Gamel said he is inspired about his side's exploits in the 2005 One Touch Gala hosted at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Accra last weekend and already dreams of participating in the next lucrative Top Four tourney though the league is yet to commence.
The "Pride of the North" might not have finished tops in the Gala that was won by Kumasi Asante Kotoko, but coach Gamel said he believes his boys exhibited great temperament capable of earning them the desired results when the league gets underway on Sunday.
RTU would be home to Top Four Cup holders, Kpando Heart of Lions in a game of equals, which would undoubtedly attract loads of interest. Coach Gamel in an interview with the GNA Sports said that he is relishing an improvement on his side's consistent average away performance - something he says remains the key to his Top Four aspiration.
"I hope to channel our energies into winning away from home in our quest to clinch a place among the first four teams at the end of the season. Winning at home has never been beyond us and this season would not be any different".
Coach Gamel was also positive about the contributions of the return of the influential Hamza Mohammed and what it would do to the Club's fortunes.
"Hamza is very experienced and committed and I am very convinced about what his competence could do for us in our quest to be among the top four".
He cautioned the other 15 clubs to be wary of RTU's threat saying, "the Gala gave us a fair idea about each one of them and we know what to expect. We intend to fight for all the maximum points in the first six games and nothing can stop us from achieving that".
The coach envisaged a more competitive season but insists "we have a very young, energetic and a good team which is very hungry for laurels that would not rest until they achieve that desire".
RTU has over the years remained powerful at their favourite Kaladan Park where only a handful of clubs have been able to survive their threat, though their away records remain nothing to write home about.
They became the last minute replacement for Kotoko in the last Top Four Tournament that was won by Lions in the competition that saw them becoming the whipping boys.