Wellington - Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba is putting his team in the right state of mind ahead of the FIFA U20 World Cup Round of 16 fixture against Germany on Thursday.
Germany are not only the joint second-best defence in the competition behind Ukraine, having only conceded once, but they are the runaway leading scorers, with an impressive 16 goals from three games.
Garba, who led Nigeria’s U17 team to win the World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, is confident of his wards.
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"If we want to be champions, we have to be ready to take on any team. We have the tools to match them."
Goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo, who was miserable in the 4-2 loss to Brazil, but now improved, agreed with Garba that they are ready for Germany.
"They're a good team, but we'll be ready," Enaholo told FIFA.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.