Kaduna - Flying Eagles players have said they hope to
complete a home and away win over the Ngorongoro Heroes of Tanzania on Saturday
in Kaduna to advance to the third round of the 2015 African Youth Championship
The Nigeria U20s won the first leg 2-0 in Dar es Salaam
about a fortnight ago.
“We are not relaxing on the result from the first match. For
us, Saturday’s match is a different game altogether and we want to win it,”
said striker Alhassan Ibrahim aka Mu-azam.
“We respect the Tanzanians, but we are a better team and we
will prove this on Saturday.”
Mustapha Abdullahi added: “It’s an important game and we
will fight to win it.”
“We will not take anything for granted.”
In 2012, Nigeria also eliminated Tanzania from the African
The Flying Eagles won 2-1 in Dar es Salaam before they again
won 2-0 in Ilorin.
The Flying Eagles have endured several injury problems from
the first leg, but all squad players including Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi
and Izu Omego have since bounced back to full fitness.
After training twice on Monday, the Flying
Eagles will now train only once leading up to the match on Saturday at the
Ahmadu Bello Stadium. Kick-off time is 4pm.
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