Buruj boss back from Europe as team intensify preparations for foreign tour
Buruj Sports Academy CEO Dr Salaudeen Waheed returned from his trip to the United Kingdom on Friday night full of confidence that the team will do well at the upcoming Dubai Super Cup as well as the Manchester Cup even as the team stepped up training for the competitions scheduled for the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom respectively in April.
Salaudeen, speaking to reporters declared that registration procedures for the team’s participation are at an advanced stage and he’s happy that his trip to tournament organizers Team Tours Direct in the UK was fruitful.
He said: “I’m happy to be back safely from my trip. However I’m happier that the reason for my trip was positive and the outcome is very fruitful. Our team will be one of the teams from over 20 countries to participate at the tournament. Our registration is going on smoothly and we can only thank God for everything.”
He went on further to affirm the team’s readiness to do battle with the competing teams even as they’re still looking to fortify the team with quality players.
“Bringing players into the team is a continuous exercise. We have a new goalkeeper Kudeti Haruna from Ogun State as well as Ekoja Emmanuel an attacker from Benue state. These players have brought in a new dimension to our game and their contributions have been very impressive in training,” the CEO said.
He also declared that the team is still willing to give as many players as possible the opportunity to come and prove that they deserve to be a part of the squad travelling for the competition.
“Buruj Sports Academy is renowned for always giving players opportunities to make a career for themselves and we are still willing to do that now. So if you’re a player or you’re a parent who has a child who is good enough we invite them to come and show us what they have,” Salaudeen concluded.
Buruj Sports Academy are billed to attend the tournaments in Dubai and Manchester for the second year running after attending in 2016. They’ll also be the only team from West Africa at the tourney.