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Bahamas 2017: Olawale Targets Final Berth For Super Sand Eagles

25/04/2017

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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.

Bahamas 2017 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 tournament.

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.

“All the 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.”
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