Amoo confident despite Dream Team IV defeat in pre-Olympic tournament

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos

Assistant Coach of the Rio-Olympic bound cadet under-23 national team, Mr Fatai Amoo has stated that his boys will shake off their 1-0 defeat to South Korea at the Suwon invitational tournament on Thursday.

The Koreans struck goal late in the match through their striker, Shin Tae-yong’s to condemn Samson Siasia’s tutored lads to their first defeat since the 2015 All African Games.

Appraising the match, Amoo admits the coaching crew is facing tough task building a formidable team barely two months to the games, but insists the Dream Team will be ready in time to make the country proud.

“It’s been tough, hard and difficult getting set and building a team,” Amoo told a local radio station in Lagos, Brila fm on Thursday shortly after the match.

“It’s not easy giving to the championship we are here for any team going for a championship and succeed, it mean we have gained. No venture, no gain.  So far, so good, it’s not been easy task and that something we expect.

“We know the higher we go the tougher it becomes. We are going into the final hurdle and pray we will overcome the toughness and give good result that will make everybody happy,” he concluded.

The team is billed to face Denmark in their second match on Saturday, while hosts Korea will face Honduras in the other game.


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