2023 U-20 AFCON: We Will Fight Hard To Beat Nigeria — Mozambique Boss, Monteiro

2023 U-20 AFCON: We Will Fight Hard To Beat Nigeria — Mozambique Boss, Monteiro

Mozambique head coach, Dario Monteiro says his side will go all out for a win in their final Group A game against the Flying Eagles of Nigeria.

Young Os Mambas have picked just one point from their opening two games.

Monteiro’s side held hosts Egypt to a 0-0 draw in their first game.

The Mozambicans were thrashed 3-0 by the Cubs of Senegal on Wednesday night.

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Monteiro’s charges will have to beat the Flying Eagles of Nigeria in their last group match in Ismailia to qualify to the knockout stage of the tournament.

“We are now preparing to face Nigeria on Saturday. The match is not easy, but we are holding on to our chance to rise and we will fight for victory. It is now clear, either we win or we return to our country,” Monteiro told journalists at his post-match conference.

“We performed well in the first half and prevented Senegal from scoring any goal. We also took the initiative to attack and tried to score, but we did not take advantage of the opportunity.

“The situation was completely different in the second half, and the team could not continue to resist the Senegal attack. We have to admit that the Senegal national team is very strong and we have more time to reach their level.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    I pray Daga gets back to fitness because with him on the pitch Nigeria is dominant but a wise coach should always have alternative when his key player is unfit. Ladan Bosso it’s up to you!!!

    • JimmyBall 1 year ago

      That Daga guy is clearly a good player… But he just set himself back by using an official age of 16yeears. Somewhere around 18yrs,19yrs would have done his career good because right now no foreign club can engage him till he turns 18yrs old. You can fabricate your age but if it’s too much once career will suffer… stunted career starts when you can’t be where you ought to be when you should be…

      • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

        16 years old is wild…..Even if bought by a European club he will have to go to their youth team and play a few seasons based on the age. 16 years too much na.

      • Solo Makinde 1 year ago

        Daga is genuinely 16 years old. My boyfriend had doubts too but last night he changed his mind. We always doubt the age of Nigerian players,it is wrong. We have not even seen their birth certificates. Xxx

        • @Solo, don’t mind them. Were they there when his mum gave birth to him

          My son is 15years and he is already 6 ft tall and he is taller than me. The rate at which nowadays children grow is different.
          People should stop thinking that everyone adjust their age. A lot of things has changed.

          • Solo Makinde 1 year ago

            @Godsate, you said it all. Children of nowadays grow up fast. Without seeing their birth certificate, it is impossible to tell.

  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    As well the Nigerian squad,you will need more time to reach our level.

  • I can see Nigeria and Senegal at the final of this competition.

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