Buruj Sports Academy who only Thursday night left the shores of the country for England for the defense of their English Super Cup crown they won last year, opened their account with an impressive 4-0 spanking of Dunkinfield Youth team in Manchester today (Friday).
The Ikorodu-based academy boys against all odds rose to the occasion with determined display to confound their first opponents and brightened their chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.
Striker Alabi Roqeeb who shone like million stars bagged a hattrick in the encounter and while reacting on the heartwarming display of his boys, the CEO of the academy who also doubles as the leader of the contingent, Dr. Salaudeen Waheed, could not hide his feelings and excitement. He hailed the fighting spirit shown by the boys to scale the first hurdle in the tournament despite some daunting challenges.
He also promised that as the tournament progress, the team will be ready to fly over all obstacles so that they can defend their title as they promised before departing from the country.
“It was a good outing by all standards. We arrived very late due to some logistics bottlenecks but it hardly show in the composure of the boys.
They gave a good account of themselves and hopefully by the time they must have rested very well ahead of our next match, the performance will be far better,” he said with a tone of satisfaction.