Captain of Nigeria’s Amputee Football national team, Sarafadeen Olalekan Oyeleke has expressed confidence that his side have all it takes to win the Amputee Nation’s Cup slated for Benguela, Angola.
Oyeleke, who was chosen as the leader of the team ahead of the tournament due to his leadership qualities and wealth of experience said the technical crew have selected the best legs with great knowledge of the game adding that team work would aid the ‘Special Eagles’ to excel.
“I have so much confidence in this team, Nigerians should be expecting laurels from us, the level of commitment and zeal at the training is high, the coaches, technical crew and the management are doing everything possible for a positive result and I’m sure the togetherness in the team will help us in Angola,”
The fullback is conversant with the responsibility of a leader as he was the captain of NYSC Amputee Football team while serving in the Kwara State Sports council and was ready to lead by example.
The Kwara born player added that the tournament would further expose the team to modern amputee football.
“I know what is expected of me to lead this team, I’m grateful for the opportunity to that and promise to do my best to lead well.
“We have one of the best selected players here in Nigeria playing amputee football with lots of experience but you know we can’t compare the modern amputee football and how it’s been played in overseas, our participation at international championships like this will also give us more opportunity and also exposure to modern amputee football,” he said.
Nigeria will compete with Angola and six other Africa Amputee teams for the trophy at the championship fixed to start from October 1 in Angola.