Ottasolo FC coach, Olufemi Olawaseyi has stated that the Ottasolo Pre-season Tournament has helped his team to see the level of their preparedness for the start of the Nigeria National League season which has been tentatively fixed for December 3rd.
Before the start of the ongoing tournament in Lagos, Ottasolo FC had taken part in two pre-season tournaments including the NLO Super 8 which was used to determine the placement of the teams ahead of last season.
But Oluwaseyi noted that the team needs to be beefed up before the commencement of the NNL season judging by how they have performed in the three tournaments.
The coach lamented his players’ wastefulness in front of goal despite the ample time he devoted to coaching them on how to improve their predatory instinct in the goal area, before the start of the tournament.
“We are making up for our pre-season games. We used the tournament to see where our lapses are,” Oluwaseyi told Ottasolo Pre-season Media.
“We had a lot of chances but my strikers need to do more to take the chances they are creating. We are not a bad team but it is just unfortunate that we didn’t qualify.
“Our failure to convert scoring chances is giving me a headache because we had a lot of practices before the game. We now know what to do to make a success of our upcoming games.
“We need more good players to beef up the team before the start of the season so that we can readjust and get balanced.”
Ottasolo FC drew all three games they played in the tournament and they are out of the race to finish in the top two with Lobi Stars and Yobo FC already with four points.