The Head Coach of the Nigeria U-20 team, Ladan Bosso is upbeat about the chances of his wards in their crucial Group B clash against the Black Satellites of Ghana on Wednesday at the ongoing WAFU B tournament.
Bosso while speaking with journalists including RovingNaija at his pre-match conference said his team has learned a great deal from their first group game against Cote d’Ivoire and they are now ready to deploy the knowledge against the illustrious Ghana U-20 team.
The Flying Eagles settled for a 1-1 draw against the Baby Elephants after conceding a late goal in Sunday’s tie.
“I thought we did enough to pick up the three points against the Ivorians but we lost concentration towards the tail end of the game and were punished for it,” Bosso stated.
“We controlled the game for most parts and should have won but the red card destabilised my boys and put us out of sync tactically.
“The clash with Ghana will be tough but we are ready. The boys understand what is at stake and I have confidence they will do the nation proud.
Our target here remains the same: winning the tournament and qualifying for the CAF U20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania.” Bosso concluded.
Chris Nwaeze had given the Flying Eagles the lead in the 61st minute against the Ivorians but then got sent off for a second bookable offense as Nigeria conceded a late equalizer to drop two points.
Nwaeze will play no part in today’s encounter.
With only three teams in Group B and having drawn their first tie against Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, the Flying Eagles require a win to avoid any unforeseen circumstances to advance to the knock-out rounds.
The Ghana- Nigeria clash will take place at the Stade Charles de Gaulles in Port-Novo.
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