Wellington - Captain of Nigeria's U20 men's football team, Musa Mohammed has promised they will get their FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign back on track with a win in Thursday's Group E clash against North Korea after the 2-4 loss to Brazil in the opening game.
“We wish to apologies to Nigerians that we lost to Brazil, but we will make it up against North Korea. We will win on Thursday,” Muhammed said.
The African champions fell 4-2 to five-time champions Brazil in their opening group game on Monday, a development which means they must get results in their next two games.
“We have spoken to ourselves and you will see the result in our next game,” Muhammed added.
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The Flying Eagles will next play North Korea at the same Stadium Taranaki, this time at 5am Nigerian time and must win restore their chances of progression in the competition.
Meanwhile, Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho says he expects a tougher resistance from the Koreans after they also lost their opening game 5-1 to Hungary.
“It won’t be easy against Korea especially after they lost so woefully to Hungary, but we also know we need to win, no matter the margin.
“Good enough the loss to Brazil does not mean the end of our campaign in New Zealand," Iheanacho said.
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