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Genesis Futsal head coach Carlos Codinha proud of squad

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 May 2017

The University of East London Beckton campus (pic: University of East London).

The University of East London Beckton campus (pic: University of East London).

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East London club have endured a busy spell recently, but enjoyed plenty of success

Genesis Futsal head coach Carlos Codinha praised his squad after they beat Loughborough 5-4 to remain on course for a successful end to the campaign on Sunday.

The east London club have endured a busy spell recently, which included a trip to Liverpool in the FA Futsal Cup on April 30 when, despite travelling to Merseyside with a depleted squad, they secured a 7-4 victory.

Last weekend saw Genesis play the first leg of their Super League play-off against Loughborough and earn a slender victory ahead of the home second leg on May 21.

Codinha said: “On Sunday we finished a hellish 15 days where we played three matches, travelled to Liverpool on one week and to Loughborough seven days later.

“We trained during the week, recovered from injuries and the most brilliant thing of all is we won all three matches.

“Some of these guys work, others are in university, while others are preparing for their GCSE’s or A-Levels, but they train, they play until they’re exhausted.

“They spend weekends travelling, eating in service stations, sacrificing rest and time with friends and family and they still have to listen to me moaning when they’re five or 10 minutes late for training!

“The spirit inside this team is amazing. We are all exhausted and eager to rest this week, but I speak for me and Trevor (Tamatave), when I say that we are extremely lucky and proud to lead such a group.

“We are still fighting in every competition, we are winning despite all difficulties and we are eager and thirsty for glory. Thank you guys! You are truly amazing.”


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