Calabar High head coach Andrew Price has promised “attractive football” ahead of his first season in charge of the Red Hills Road-based side.
“It’s a rebuilding programme, we are starting to develop back a football philosophy at the school, this is our first year,” Price, who has been charged with rebuilding the school’s football programme in three years, said.
“We are going to take it one game at a time, we have a blend of youth and experience, we have some players who have matriculated from the winning Colts team two-and-a-half years ago, so we expect a good fight and we are going to play some attractive football this season,” he added.
Price made the remarks in an interview with OBSERVER ONLINE at the Calabar school compound following a presentation of nutritional products by sponsors Kendel to the institution's football programme.
Calabar will tackle defending Manning Cup champions Kingston College (KC) at Sabina Park on Saturday at 5:30 pm in the season opener.
“KC and Calabar have a longstanding rivalry, so it’s going to be a very exciting and competitive game,” Price said. “The team just have to go out there and play to instructions and once we play to instructions we can get a positive result from the game.”
Calabar are part of the so-called ‘Group of Death’ in this year’s Manning Cup. In addition to defending champs KC, they will also have to face the other North Street powerhouse, St George’s College (STGC), for group honours.
Meanwhile, Price expressed gratitude to sponsors Kendel for the nutritional products.
“Nutrition is very important to the development of the players, so this assistance from Kendel will do us a world of good to improve the nutrition base of the players which is a very important component in their development,” Price said.