Flying Eagles coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has described his team’s goalless draw with Dream FC of Makurdi on Thursday as good test for the players while expressing optimism in Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the U-20 AFCON.
After thrashing Sia-One academy 4-1, Dabo Babes 5-0 and a Kaduna State –selected side 6-2 in test games, football fans left the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja disappointed Thursday morning as the Flying Eagles failed to assuage their thirst for goals against Nigeria National League side, Dreams FC.
But Amuneke admits that the match came at the right time as the team intensifies preparation for their May 22 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi in Bujumbura.
“We will continue to learn until we become perfect. We need these games to test our readiness for the match against Burundi and hopefully after two or more of such matches, we can conveniently say we are ready to go.”
The Flying Eagles will tackle their counterparts from Burundi in the first leg of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on May 22 in Bujumbura while the second leg will take place in Nigeria two weeks after.
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