Nigeria has won the Under-20 Nations Cup seven times but against Senegal, they looked very ordinary
Seven-time champions Nigeria were looking to begin their U-20 AFCON on a good note when they took on Senegal. However, it was a very disappointing display from the Bosso’s team.
They had just one shot on target in the first 87 minutes, the attack was blunt, and the midfielders could not string passes together.
However, the coach of Nigeria’s U-20 team Bosso is confident that his team will learn from their mistakes and qualify for the next round.
“We take advantage of tournaments like this in order to develop our level and work to fix our mistakes,” Bosso said per the CAF website.
“In the end, I trust the team and their ability to qualify for the next round, and that we will achieve our biggest goal, which is to reach the World Cup.”
Nigeria’s next opponent is hosts Egypt. The young Pharaohs drew their opening game against Mozambique, and they will desperate to get a win. Bosso is aware of the threat they pose.
“The next match is very difficult, especially since it will be against Egypt, the host country,” Bosso added.
“Egypt’s draw against Mozambique will make it more difficult because their desire to win will multiply.”
Nigeria have to win their next game against Egypt to stand a good chance of qualifying from their group. The Flying Eagles will square off against the hosts on Wednesday.
The competition also serves as a qualification process for the World Cup. Only the four semi-finalists will earn World Cup tickets.