Most of SAF’s stakeholders do Potafogo, John Dexter During a meeting organized by the DJB in the United States last Sunday, he said that he was in talks with the Rio de Janeiro federation. Carioca Championship 2023 with the B team.
Dexter had already shown his will in the semi-finals of this year’s state championship, where Botafogo was eliminated by Fluminense, with a big mess from the referee. The manager’s intention is to take the first team to America and have a great season.
– I don’t want our A team to play Campeonato Carioca in these first games… we are negotiating. I am trying to convince other clubs to reduce the number of games. We must fight fatigue and maintain good physical condition. I’d love to have a real pre-season with travel. I want to show the clubs in America that we can play ball in Brazil. I’ve been struggling a bit with federation on this. We will have players from the A team who have not played much time at Carioca – Dexter said in reports reproduced by the “Glorious Botafogo” profile at the event in Florida.
John Dexter said he would be willing to pay the penalties in the latest regulations to field an alternate team in the opening rounds of Rio state, if necessary.
– Carioca is important and we want to win it. We’re going to have A players and B players. Players like Darius (Lewis). They will show that they can play. This is how I like to use the preseason. I want the A team in America to build a brand. I don’t know what they are (Ferge) will do. There will be many rules, we will have to pay fines, that’s right… But we are going to play in America – he guaranteed.
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