By Augustine Akhilomen
Super Sand Eagles captain, Isiaka
Olawale says the team has what it takes to qualify to the final of the
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup slated for Bahamas.
will be the fourth time that Olawale competes in the showpiece event of
beach soccer, having been in the Nigerian team at the 2007 finals in
Brazil, the 2009 edition in the United Arab Emirates and the last time
the Super Sand Eagles made it through in 2011, when Italy hosted the
Despite been pitted alongside, Italy, Iran and
Mexico, Olawale, who has been involved in a 11-aside football game,
revealed that the Super Sand Eagles is determined to overcome any strong
obstacles to make it through to the final stages.
teams we will be facing are very, very good teams,” Olawale said.
“However, and I say that with the utmost of respect to our opponents, we
don’t have to overestimate anybody.
“We will take each match
as it comes. But we will try our very best. We have to be at our best if
we want to make it through to the next round. We have faced some of the
teams before and we know that any team that has qualified for the World
Cup deserves to be there.”