Nigeria men’s U-20 coach, Ladan Bosso has sent a message of hope to Nigerians after leading his wards to a place in the AFCON U-20 semis, and FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Flying Eagles needed a win against the 2019 runners-up, Uganda, to book a place in the 2023 FIFA World Cup and also progress to the last four and they got it.
A good defensive display from the Flying Eagles led in the defence by Abel Ogwuche, and an own goal from Uganda Ibrahim Juma handed Nigeria the 1-0 win.
And coach Ladan Bosso who couldn’t hide his joy at the feat achieved said Nigerians should expect the best from the Flying Eagles.
“We are being sponsored by the federal government of Nigeria, through the football federation and we believe that in as much as it is so much has been spent on us to prepare us for camping and the training. I think it has now become the right of Nigerians to expect the best from us.
“Just as I said in this match, the most important thing for us is to seek the cooperation of Nigerians, and their commitment to follow up with their prayers and support. I think this is a team that can go places.”
Bosso then revealed that he and Flying Eagles will now push for the AFCON title after securing the U-20 World Cup ticket.
“The boys have maintained that they are out for business, now that we have picked the World Cup ticket, the next thing is to ensure that we qualify for the final and hopefully we can go back home to Nigeria with the trophy.
Nigeria U-20 will play in the semifinal on Monday against the winners of Friday’s quarterfinal game between Gambia and South Sudan.