A former Golden Eaglets coach, Henry Nwosu, has urged the current manager of the team to be focused as he strives for a good outing at the Africa U-17 championship in Morocco.
Nwosu told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos that coach Manu Garba, should not relent in his effort at making the country proud at the championship.
He said, â€œThe team should ensure that they perform well at the upcoming championship and come out tops.â€
He enjoined the coach to make use of capable players who would deliver the gold medal to the country, stressing that only the willing ones should be given a chance. He said the Eaglets must ensure that they perform well in order to win the event. Nwosu added that the team must also strive to go the extra mile by striving to overcome their counterparts, particularly by studying their style of play.
â€œPreparation is not limited to training alone but you should be given opportunities of watching tapes of matches involving opposing teams, in order to master their patterns of play.â€™â€™
Nigeria won the maiden U-16 World Cup in 1985, then known as the JVC U-16, the FIFA U-17 in 1993 and the 2007 edition. The team also won the African U-17 Championship in 2001 and 2007 and were runners-up in 1995. The Moroccan championship has been scheduled to hold from April 13 â€“ April 27.