By James Agberebi:
FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning coach in 2013, Manu Garba, has applauded the current Golden Eaglets squad after their 2-0 win against USA at this year’s competition in Chile.
The Eaglets opened their campaign with a win thanks to goals from Chukwu Agor and Victor Osimhen against the Americans.
In chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, Garba stated that the win will boost the morale of the players ahead of their next fixture.
“I think it was a very good result because first matches are very important in competitions,” Garba told Completesportsnigeria.com. “I believe the result will motivate them to qualify from the group.
“The most important thing is to qualify from the group because the real competition starts from the knockout stage. When you win your first game, you always have maximum confidence to approach the next game.”
The former Flying Eagles handler advised the team not to be under pressure in their next game against host Chile.
Garba added: “Playing against the host team, I know the crowd will be vociferous, they will be there to cheer the home team. So I will advise the Eaglets coach to urge his players not to focus on the crowd, instead concentrate on the opponent because I believe it is the home team that will be under pressure especially after they drew their first game.”
The Eaglets top the group, and are followed by Chile and Croatia who both have one point each after they played 1-1.