James Ogenetega has predicted a brighter year for the Rockford Junior College team. He says his team can only do better in this year’s edition of COPA Coca-Cola football tournament.
Rockford College, Ikorodu came closer to winning the title last year after narrowly losing out in the semi-finals, before they eventually ended their journey at the tournament with a fourth place finish.
Despite that his team was not among the top 3 teams, James went ahead to claim the golden gloves award after a sublime performance throughout the tournament.
James concedes that other teams will improve this year but believes Rockford College will also get better.
“This year I believe we are going to be the winner, because we are training hard and our coaches are on their duty now, which I believe will make us go far and come out with a victory.”
The fourteen year old further expressed his profound gratitude to Coca-Cola for creating such platform for him and thousands of teens across the country to showcase their talents and live up to their dreams.
“I want to thank Coca-Cola for bringing this opportunity to us every year, bringing more education to us, because we learn more than just playing football in COPA Coca-Cola.”
The 2017 edition of Copa Coca-Cola U-15 Football tournament is set to kick-off later this month across the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital territory Abuja with not less than 5,000 schools registered to take part in this year’s edition.