Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun is pleased with his team’s winning start to their campaign at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, reports Completesports.com.
Aigbogun’s charges thrashed Qatar 4-0 at the Tychy Stadium on Friday, their first Group D win in the competition since 2011.
Enyimba winger Maxwell Effiom scored the opener on 12 minutes, tucking home skipper Ikouwem Utin’s delightful cross.
Henry Offia made it two a couple of minutes later from another sublime cross from Utin.
The Flying Eagles scored two more goals in the second half through Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru and centre-back Aliu Salawudeen.
“We are happy and pleased with the performance of the team. Our main objective coming into the match was to get the three points and I didn’t expect us to score four goals like we did. But it is good for us that we started the competition very well,” Aigbogun stated during his interaction with reporters after the game.
“The first game is always important in every competition. You can prepare well and things will not just go your way. You just have to relax our minds a little and on the next game against the United States of America.”
A win against USA on Monday at the Bielsko Biala Stadium will see the Flying Eagles secure a spot in the round of 16 with a game to spare.
By Adeboye Amosu