Flying Eagles head coach, Ladan Bosso has expressed confidence in his team despite falling to a disappointing defeat to Senegal in their opening game in Egypt.
The team were beaten 1-0 by their fellow West Africans in Group A at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Bosso, who was speaking after the defeat, said he was confident that the team would bounce back.
He stared that Nigeria’s biggest goal at the tournament was to qualify for the World Cup, that is, to reach the semifinal stage.
“We take advantage of tournaments like this in order to develop our level and work to fix our mistakes,” Bosso was quoted by CAFonline
“In the end, I trust the team and their ability to qualify for the next round, and that we will achieve our biggest goal, which is to reach the World Cup.”
Bosso’s boys, who are reigning WAFU-A champions, will battle against the hosts Egypt in their next outing before facing Mozambique in their final group game.
The 2023 U-20 World Cup will take place from May 20 to June 11, 2023, and four African teams will be represented. The tournament will be held in Indonesia.
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