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Ugbade impressed with Golden Eaglets

03 November 2015, 20:39

Lagos - Former Golden Eaglets assistant coach Nduka Ugbade has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the team at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup.

The defending world champions have advanced to the semi-finals of the competition, as they edge ever closer to retaining the title and Ugbade, assistant to Manu Garba when Nigeria won the competition two years ago, says he's excited the team has progressed.

Also read: Golden Eaglets relocate to Concepcion after beating Brazil

"I'm excited they have progressed to where they are at the moment," Ugbade said.

"They have played very well in this tournament and the way they have beaten their opponents show how good they are.

"It is now looking very likely they will win the tournament again, which is a very good thing. I have been really impressed," Ugbade added.

Speaking further, the 1985 FIFA U16 World Cup winner however advised that the Eaglets must not get carried away at this point.

"They must not get carried away now, because they have gotten to a very important stage of the competition. They have one foot in the final and I'm hoping they will stay focused till the end," Ugbade advised.

Nigeria will play Mexico in the semi-finals, and a win takes them to the final.

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