By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Nigeria U-23s assistant coach Fatai Amoo has expressed optimism over the chances of the Flying Eagles as they face North Korea in their second Group E game of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The Manu Garba-led team lost 4-2 to Brazil in their first game of the tournament despite huge expectations prior to the match that they could overturn their record of having never defeated the South Americans at the U-20 level.
However Amoo, while speaking with completesportsnigeria.com, sounded confident that the Flying Eagles will bounce back from that defeat and referred to the players as "wounded lions".
"The Flying Eagles players must have been humbled now by the defeat to Brazil on Monday,"
"They will now know that football is about your chances. The North Koreans were defeated 5-1 by Hungary, so it will be a tough game for Nigeria but I give them a chance to win this game because it is a game they must win and they will go for it.
"The boys are like wounded lions now and cannot wait for the game to get started."
The Flying Eagles face North Korea from 5am Nigerian time on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile the Eagles on Wednesday trained under cold weather at the Manukohiri Park as they prepare for the match against North Korea.