The Soccer Coach, Federal University Otuoke, Dipreye Edwards says the University has potential footballers who can compete favourably among their peers if given adequate exposure.
Coach Edwards disclosed this in an interview with FUO media at the closing ceremony of the 2015 West Africa University games at University of Nigeria Nsukka.
He noted that the performance of Team FUO as a new University at the tournament is an indication of her ability to do well if well guided.
Team FUO at the group stage of the tournament defeated Team LAUTECH 1-nil but did not scale through round 16 of the competition although they came third in group F.
The University Soccer Coach who said about 26 teams participated in the games commended participating Universities for exhibiting the spirit of sportsmanship.
Mr. Dipreye Edwards also commended the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko for giving the Team the opportunity to participate in the games assuring that Team FUO will come tops in the next Nigeria University games as they intend to build-on the experiences from WAUG 2015.
The Football and hockey games which officially ended on Saturday 24th October, 2015 had Enugu State University of Technology emerging as soccer champions after defeating University of Calabar 1-0 in the finals of the Tournament while the host University of Nigeria Nsukka took the 3rd position.
The FUO Team led by the Head Sports Unit, Mrs. Wokolo Helen has since returned to the University.