- Burundi head coach, Joslin Bipfubusa, is determined to see his charges come back stronger from the defeat to the Flying Eagles of Nigeria in their opening game at the Africa U -20 Nations Cup in Niger, Completesports.com reports.
The young Burundians fought hard in the first half marching the strength of their Nigerian counterparts but felt short in the second period when Nazifu Yahaya and Emmanuel Effiom both found the net.
Burundi were a threat going forward on the counter with the speedy Mohamed Amissi but the Nigerians managed to deal with his trickery and speed.
“My players were a little demoralized after the first goal.”
“We had problems in the second period because after the first half our players had some confidence that the task will be easy for them because they managed to contain the Nigerians.”
“And after conceding the first goal I found that my players were a little demoralized when I told them to develop them because we could return to the score.”
“But now they take a second goal that ended our hopes. I congratulate Nigeria for their victory. We must know that we can lose the first game and come back later and why not qualify.”
Bipfubusa charges will face hosts Niger in their next game on Tuesday at the Stade Seyni Kountche, Niger.
By Adeboye Amosu
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