BURUJ BOYS DAZZLE LOBI A MATCH-UP! -As Lobi TM Ogbeide Heap Plaudits On Academy Youngsters
Technical Adviser of National Premier League side Lobi Stars of Makurdi, Solomon Ogbeide has lavished praise on the players of Buruj Sports Academy following their gallant showing against his team in a friendly game held at Ijebu-Ode over the weekend.
Though the young but enterprising Buruj Boys lost the game 2-0, the highly experienced coach was of the opinion that his team faced a sterner test compared to some other friendly games they played in in recent past, adding that with what he saw of the youngsters in the game, many of them will go places in the nearest future.
“I am highly impressed with what I saw of those young boys from Buruj Academy. They all full of potentials because despite the fact that we won the game 2-0, it was a highly competitive game- the type you will not get from some academies like that.”
“We had to use our experience to counter their threats and certainly, many of them have a bright future in the game,” he posited.
Also reacting to the performance of his boys in a game that is part of preparatory process of their next trip to Europe early next year, coach of Buruj Sports Academy, Ishola Shaibu, explained that lack of experience and inability to convert chances cost his team dearly, saying he will go back to the drawing board to correct all the noticeable lapses.
“My boys played to the instructions but they failed to convert the chances they got and against a more experienced side like Lobi, you can expect to be punished. We will continue to work harder and hopefully ahead our next trip to England and Spain March and April, we will be ready,” the ex-Super Eagles midfielder promised.
Lobi Stars scored their two goals in the 24th and 38th minutes in a game where Buruj Academy winger Lucky Ntong shown like a million stars to the delight of football enthusiasts and fans who thronged Ijebu Ode stadium on Saturday