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Aigbogun: Flying Eagles Must Finish U-20 AFCON On High

Aigbogun: Flying Eagles Must Finish U-20 AFCON On High

Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun says the team is now firmly focused on securing the third position at the 2019 U -20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niamey after their semi-final loss to Mali, reports Completesports.com.

The seven-time champions agonisingly lost 4-3 on penalties to the Malians in the last four encounter on Wednesday after the game ended in a 1-1 draw following 120 minutes of action.

The West Africans will take on the Amajita of South Africa in the third-place place match today (Saturday ) at the Seyni Kountche Stadium, Niamey.

Both teams will be meeting for the second time in Niamey after canceling out each other 0-0 in the group stage of the tournament. And Aigbogun is confident his wards are raring to go.

The South Africans put up a resolute performance in that game to earn a share of the spoils. It was the only game the Flying Eagles failed to register a goal in the competition.

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Aigbogun is hopeful his boys will get the job done this time around and ensure a positive end to the competition for them.

“We’ve forgotten about the semi-final game and now our focus is on the third place match, to finish the tournament which has been great for us,” Aigbogun told reporters.

The Saturday’s Third-Place game will kick-off at 4.30pm Nigeria time.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Flying eagles,,,,,brothers the players played but failed due to lack of talent in department of the team. The reason was not far fetch, the team was dominated by the north, the northerners have staminal, the west have first impressive action but does not last, the south- south and the south East guys are extremely talented, full of skills. They know what to do in a difficult situation

  • I dnt knw why this coach talk too much,while he know nothing.south africans will harmer you today.foolish man

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    They will win well today but we are not deceived Aigbogun is a local champion with Eyimba but can’t replicate at a more important stage and some zombies will be taunting Siaone who gave us our best placing at the U20 CAF and FIFA as Champions and runners up respectively, with good talents such as Isaac promise,Solomon Okoronkwo, David Abwo, Chinedu Ogbuke, etc and not to forget Capt Mikel Obi. Unlike this team the only Star I see is the Aboki guy Alhassan but still has no brains he will need a good coach to develop his brain. 3rd place is not a high we need to stop hiring bribe taking coach and NFF should work on having earlier camps plus good coach at every category like Manu Garba of the U17 he fits well there we also need a fixed U20 coach this is what the Germans do and it is working.

  • Umarismailmusa50 5 years ago

    Thank u

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