Rio 2016 Olympics: Why U-23 Eagles failed to win gold —Amoo

By Victor Enyinnaya on September 3, 2016

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Under-23 Eagles Olympics team, Assistant Coach, Fatai Amoo, has blamed the team’s inability to pick the football gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the inadequate preparations that characterised the team’s build up for the largest sporting gathering in the world.
He told Daily Sports exclusively that if not for the kind of quality players in the squad, coupled with their resilient attitude and approach to the national assignment, it would have been over in their opening game against the Asian champions, Japan.
“I will forever pray that I have these kind of players that featured in this year’s Olympics football event. I also want to attribute and delicate the bronze medal to the entire team and their crew for maintaining one big and united family throughout the Games.”
“We played as a team in and off the pitch; the resultant effect is what we brought down to the people and government of Nigeria. It was not our desire to settle for the bronze medal. However, we cannot change what destiny bestowed on us, rather we will endeavour to go back to the drawing board to get ready for the next Games in four years’ time,” he remarked.
Amoo further revealed that one other major factor that enhanced the performance of the boys was that they did not allow the ill-preparation or shortage of fund to overcome their deep sense of responsibility.
He maintained the side tried their best to curtail the Germans whose two goals remained questionable. He thanked Nigerians for their support and all others that helped in one way or the other which enabled the team to go that far.
The ex-international further expressed gratitude to the Federal Government and its agencies for encouraging the team, foremost the teeming fans that were always awake to watch proceedings.
•Photo shows Coach, Fatai Amoo.


Source Daily Sports

Posted September 3, 2016


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