The newly appointed Ikorodu United head coach, Theodorus Jacob de Jong has promised to pull the string to ensure the side survive the murky water of relegation in the ongoing top-flight.
The former Dutch international replaces the former Nigerian international and Warri Wolves coach, Samuel Okpodu.
The top-flight newcomers are at the base on paltry 15 points after 22-match football hostilities.
Jong however admitted that the task before the Oga Boys is daunting but with the cooperation and support of everybody the side will overcome its toughest challenge.
“We all together with the staff, everybody involved in the team working at same pace will surely get out of relegation in the ongoing league season.
“The task is right there before our eyes we all need to work very hard and do it assiduously till the end of the race.
“We will go about it with 100% commitment to serve and I’m sure we will succeed at the end of the day.
“I feel good to be handed the responsibility of the team, I recognise the kind of position the team is at the moment.
“The plight of the team is right there, we will try to put thing in the right place to ensure we play good football,” said the former FC Zwolle and SC Cambuur coach to supersport.com.
The former Rod JC and Feyenoord playmaker appealed to the side’s teeming supporters for patience, support and understanding.
“My sincerest message to the fans is for them to stay solidly behind the team in this trying period.
“They should not argue unnecessarily or fight anyone but to respect the rules of the game as well as the management, players and the bench.
“I believe we will succeed in our mission to rescue the team from going down on relegation,” said the 68-year old tactician.
Jong will not be on the hot seat at the weekend as the Lagos outfit NPFL matchday 24 clash against champions, Enyimba has been put off due to the People’s Elephant Caf Champions League assignment at the South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday.