Buruj ready for Young Strikers
The management and coaching crew of Buruj Sports Academy have been talking tough over their proposed friendly game against Young Strikers slated for Friday February 11 at the Agege Stadium by 12noon.
Young Strikers ran away with a 2-1 victory last year when both sides met last year but Buruj are determined to rewrite the story after 90 minutes on Friday as the Ikorodu side continue their preparation for their forthcoming foreign trip to participate at the Dubai Super Cup as well as the Manchester Cup in April.
CEO of Buruj Sports Academy Dr Salaudeen Waheed is confident that his side will be victorious given the quality players added to the team as well as the various innovations included since the last time both sides met.
“It’s always a pleasure playing Young Strikers because they are a very strong side and they will give us the kind of tough game we need at this stage of our preparation. However, they will not find things easy and will not escape with a win like they did last time. Now our team is stronger and we are better technically with the kind of coaches we have now. I want fans to come around to the stadium to see good football and I’m sure at the end of the day we will emerge winners,” he said.
Speaking in the same vein, head coach of the team Taiwo Oloyede also restated confidence in the ability of his boys to carry the day.
He said: “This game may be a friendly but we have two things to prove. One, we want to avenge the loss to Young Strikers. Two, we want to show how much we have progressed this year and how much the players have learnt. It’s going to be a good game that I can assure you.”
The game is part of the preparations for Buruj Sports Academy who are billed to go to the United Arab Emirates and England for tournaments in the two countries in April.