Ortom Commends Under-23 Team, Despite Loss to Germany

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Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

Inspite of Nigeria’s 2-0 loss to Germany at the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil on Wednesday, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday in Abuja commended the teamfor reaching the semi finals of the football event.

Ortom who spoke to State House Correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday stated that with more technical skills, the team would improve.

He said: “It is unfortunate that we lost that match but I can say that for Benue state, we are doing a programme to catch them young.
“All the local governments are going to be mobilized to ensure that we bring out the youths from their youthful age.

“We will groom them up to where they can be of benefit to Benue state and Nigeria. I believe that we have the talent. We saw how they played yesterday. With little, additional technical skills, I think they will do better.

“I think we are on path, we are on track and for coming to semifinal, it was a thing of joy to some of us and I think we will do better next time.”