One month before the beginning of the competition, the team under-20 of Botafogo commanded by technician Thiago De Camillis began preparation for the São Paulo Cup of Junior Football 2023, and the focus of training becomes exclusively the preparation for the biggest competition of base from the country.
Glorioso is in Group 19, alongside São Carlos-SP, São Carlense-SP and Pinheirense-PA, headquartered in São Carlos, in the interior of the State of São Paulo.
“We are still in the first week, but the response from the players has been great. Copa São Paulo is a very difficult competition, with consecutive games and with little recovery time. So, we try to simulate a similar situation with training and friendlies, just like we did last year”, commented Thiago de Camillis.
In 2022, the current coach of the category joined the football commission as a technical assistant and actively participated in the entire competition, where he reached the quarterfinals. Thiago was hired as coach of the Under-20 team in October this year, having already won the Copa Rio OPG title.
The Copinha starts on 02/01 and its final is scheduled for 25/01, at Estádio do Pacaembu. The dates and clashes will be announced soon by the FPF.