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Dele-Bashiru: Flying Eagles Good Enough To Win U-20 W/Cup In Poland

Dele-Bashiru: Flying Eagles Good Enough To Win U-20 W/Cup In Poland

Flying Eagles midfielder, Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru believes the team can go far in the competition following their scintillating 4-0 win against Qatar in their first Group D match on Friday at the Tychy Stadium, reports Completesports.com.

The West Africans won their first opening day fixture in the competition for the first time since 2011 with a dominant display against their opponents.

The two-time finalists were all over the Asians right from the first blast of the whistle and got the opener through Enyimba winger Maxwell Effiom who was beautifully set up by his clubmate and skipper of the side , Ikouwem Utin.

Utin was the creator again few minutes later, this time around providing an inch perfect cross for Henry Offia to score the second goal.

The Flying Eagles scored two more goals in the second half through Dele-Bashiru and centre-back Aliu Salawudeen.

The Manchester City starlet who expressed his happiness on scoring on his first competitive game for Nigeria believes the team have what it takes to win the competition for the first time.

“I scored my first goal for Nigeria in my very first game for the team. I’m over the moon. We gave it our all today. We’re a strong side and have got a lot of technically gifted players. I think we can go a long way at this tournament,” Dele-Bashiru who has previously represented England at the U-16 level told reporters after the game.

Paul Aigbogun’s charges will face the United States of America in their next game on Monday at the Bielsko Biala Stadium. Kick off is 7:30 pm Nigerian time.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

    Dele Bashiru Is a star of the future.

  • Good game from the boys but more team work will make then stronger.kudos 

  • Chairmanfemi 5 years ago

    Tom Dele-Bashiru is one for the Super Eagles after the U-20 stage. Great Midfielder with immense dribbling and passing skills like Iwobi.

    • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

      Chairmanfemi, if I were in the NFF, I would ask coach Rohr to cap Dele Bashiru at thr next official Super Eagles match after the Africa Cup of Nations so that he finally cap-tied to Nigeria.
      If this boy continues to develop at a remarkable pace, England will want him back.

      • Oakfield 5 years ago

        You’ll cap him at expense of who? Everybody cannot be invited at the same time, my friend. Nigeria has a whole lot of talents and they will get their own chance of playing at the right time. The eagles is not an all comers club.

        • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

          @Oakfield. Try to follow the reasoning behind by statement.
          I am saying they should cap him (even if he comes in for the last 2 minutes) so that Nigeria has him forever.
          Then, he will have to fight for his place properly.
          If we fail to do that and he explodes to be a top talent while still having the option to play for England, the he has a decision to make.
          Hope I have made myself clear.

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Nigeria there we go again. I wonder when we will grow up and allow the dust to settle in other to see clearly. The tournament is very early there are good signs from Dele,Ofia and Success but it is too early to start jubilating. You dont win a world after one match

  • Glory 5 years ago

    Reminds me Mutiu Adekpoju. A midfielder that covers every blade of grass on d pitch. This kind of midfielders make all others players play well. Retired Paul Scholes is one very good example. Keep up the good work Tom.

  • Ayphillydegreat 5 years ago

    Definitely one for the future. Swift, incisive, deft, intelligent with great vision. Combined well with Kingsley Michael of Perugia. He plays like a young Luca Modric. I like what I’ve seen so far from Dele Bashiru, Kingsley Michael, Henry Offia, Ikouwem Utin, Oremade, Ozornwanfor and Maxwell Effiom. The first game was a little patchy in parts, but Overall terrific display of character by the FlyingEagles. I’m sure they will continue to improve as the tournament progresses. 

  • @Ashyslashy, u don’t even need to explain urself, everybody knows that some players will leave after nation’s cup. Mikel and Ogu are not getting younger. If they perform well, let them play.

    • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

      My guy. Thank you. Dele Bashiru may or may not go on to better things. But if we cap-tie him to Nigeria at least that is one less prospect for England should he become a hit.
      Oakfield, Common sense is not that common after all.

      • Oakfield 5 years ago

        So what are u insinuating? Try as much as u can to make ur points modest without indirectly insulting someone. Really not too comfortable with the common sense jibe.

        • Oakfield 5 years ago

          See u and your common sense, u wan cap an untested minor at a major tourney just to secure his future. So, if u were in charge, u’d cap him at the expense of some players that would have made a major impact than him? This is your common sense….

          • Joel Chidi 5 years ago

            What ashy said is very much on point. He didn’t say cap tie him in the nations Cup matches. He said after the nations cup, the next official match. Yes I don’t agree with the insulting undertone, but he made a very valid point. Thanks

          • PapaFem 5 years ago

            And what’s wrong if we cap tie him at a young age? How old was Alaba David when Austria grabbed him? 17!! If a player exhibits tremendous ability, has a peculiar situation around him like thus Tom of a guy, why can’t we cap him even if it’s for few minutes before another country snatches him there’s nothing wrong in that.

          • Onaigbuki woghiren 5 years ago

            ….Ashy Slashy is very much on point. You are the one that is out of point in all ramifications!

          • Jonathan Olajide JP 5 years ago

            In your desperation to whittle down Ashy’s brilliant submission, you just just ended up displaying your naivety or should I say it’s just a case of ‘if it’s from Ashy it’s not welcome’??. It’s the practice the world over for countries to rush and ‘cap-tie’ a budding talent. Doesn’t have to be in an important tournament, and I don’t recall reading where Ashy said it has to be during a tournament.

  • mutum 5 years ago

    before we all conclude about this bashiru guy, pls let’s remember we played ‘Qatar’. who are minors when it comes to under 20 world cup. lest keep our fingers crossed and see him perform against a stronger opposition like USA etc…one love!

  • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

    Thank you Joel. I rest my case.

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