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F/Eagles Coach, Aigbogun: We’re Happy To Bag AYC Ticket, Need Lots Of Improvement

F/Eagles Coach, Aigbogun: We’re Happy To Bag AYC Ticket, Need Lots Of Improvement

By Johnny Edward:
After qualifying for 2019 African Youth Championship in Niger, head coach of the Flying Eagles, Paul Aigbogun has admitted that there’s still a lot to be done to make his team World beaters, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Aigbogun’s side qualified for the 2019 African Youth Championship in Niger defeating Mauritania 6-1 on aggregate in their final qualifying round fixure.
Nazifi Yahaya bagged a hat trick in the encounter. Wasiu Alalade and Aremu Afeez were also on target.
Aigbogun told CSN shortly after the game that he would fortify the team with more quality players who will add new dynamics to the team.
“We are happy we are through to competition proper, but we believe we have a lot more in us to offer,” Aigbogun told CSN.
“The pitch made it difficult for us to play freely, but I guess the harder part of the job has been done. We qualified.
“We won’t rest on our oars, we will keep working hard to ensure we present a good team worth of representing the country at the tournament in Niger.”
On the inclusion of Aremu Afeez, Aigbogun stated that  was an easy choice considering the fact that he was available for the game.
He explained: “He’s a good player and it was easy to draft him in because he was available for the game.”
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  • Hope genot rohr is listoning to what aigbun saying. That shortly After the game he will fortify the team with more quality players who wil add new dynamics to the team.

    but if it is clueless genot rohr, i wil stick to the players and the formation that qualify the team

  • Chidi 3 years ago

    Lol qualified with over aged players hmmmm fingers crossed let’s see were this will lead us to,n for u oligarchs stop calling GR a clueless coach u don’t  need to insult him before making your point they say if u respect elder elder go reach u

  • Chidi 3 years ago


  • Chidi it is interesting isn’t in? Allow me to draw your attention back to July 2016.

    Trailing 2-1 from the first leg match, Sudan pulled off a stunning 4-3 victory in Lagos to shock Nigerian fans, and book their place at the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations, eliminating the defending champions Nigeria on away goals.

    We had 15 members of the 2015 Under-17 World Cup-winning side in that squad, and were rightly huge favourites – but we lost.

    An inquest carried out on the failure by sections of the fans and media concluded that our boys were “too young” having just featured in U-17 world cup a year before.

    Now that Agbohun’s men have qualified, some fans are starting to accuse them of being too old!

    I long to see the day when any Nigerian coach of age-grade players satisfies every fan on this age-cheat topic that is “as old as time”.

  • Can any of those shouting over age provide prove of their ages.

  • Chidi 3 years ago

    @deo bro is better to lose with d right age than to win with over age,@ben let’s not shy away from the truth no matter how bitter it is,beside I don’t I don’t ve anytin personal with the players just that for our football fraternity to move  forward we must strive to do the right thing at all level

  • Onigbinde pls stay away from Nigeria football people ‘re tired of you because of your selfish interest. you ‘re old onigbinde onigbinde onigbindeeee a word is enough ok

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Your case is veeerrryyy strong…!!!
      What has onigbinde got to do with this piece of news….???

  • Chaksey 3 years ago

    @chidi, I find it difficult to understand where you’re coming from. It appears you know the truth and for a fact, the players are old and overaged . Same argument has been raging regarding the current u15 team and their age. But if you look at those u15 boys as against the Moroccan and Djibouti teams they played against,  You will swallow your words and stance. The Moroccans paraded men against our little kids; likewise Djibouti. I am aware that the Pinnick led board abhor the win at all cost syndrome. They are for development and progress and you could see it in the progression of our youth players to the Super Eagles. It started with Iheanacho set of 2013. The Nwakali set of 2015 are stepping up. Orji Okonkwo is doing so well at Bologna. The list goes on. In fact, Samuel Chukwueze of the 2015 set is still eligible to play in this Aigbogun team. The coach has promised to throw the camp open for such players.
    In the current Super Eagles, we have graduates of the 2013 set like Ndidi, Iheanacho, Uzoho, Alampasu (Fringe). The B team has C.Nwakali and captain musa Mohammed. Age cheating has almost become taboo in Nigeria youth teams especially as development and progression has become a policy of the NFF board. Please if you don’t believe in what is currently on ground, stop wishing us bad by holding to see where our “old players” will lead us. I submit as I hope you understand