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U-20 AFCON Qualifiers: Aigbogun Confident Flying Eagles Will Beat Mauritania In Lagos

U-20 AFCON Qualifiers: Aigbogun Confident Flying Eagles Will Beat Mauritania In Lagos

Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun has stated that his side must be prepared to beat Mauritania in the second leg of the final qualifying round for the 2019 Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Aigbogun watched his side labour to a 1-1 draw with their Mauritanian counterparts in the first leg game played at the Stade Olympique after the hosts cancelled out Abubakar Ibrahim seventh minute opener.

“We went all out for victory, but I must admit the Mauritanians are a good side. We will prepare hard and get the victory we need n Lagos onb Satuday to qualify,” Aigbogun told thenff.com.

The seven –time African champions will host Mauritania in the second l leg at the Agege Stadium, Lagos this Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Football Federation’s Assistant Director (Technical) Abdulrafiu Yusuf remained confident the Flying Eagles will overturn the deficit.

“It was a tough game, but our boys have the ability to turn the table in Nigeria’s favour in the return leg and qualify for the finals,” Yusuf, who travelled with the team, told thenff.com.

The Flying Eagles missed the 2017 U-20 AFCON hosted by Zambia and thus failed to qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. A victory against Mauritania on Saturday, will guarantee a spot for Nigeria at the 2019 Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Niger Republic

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  • Are this guys really under20…NFf should do a tough screening to really get a real under 20 even if we don’t qualify no problem,but there will be corse for a brighter future than some of this boys am seeing now,who i feel falsified there age.please should look into this seriously

  • Chidi 3 years ago

    Akomen u see that’s the problem with us Africans age cheat 80% of these guys r not less than 28/30 after the under 20 level when they r expected to perform at SE they will be too old n turn to average prlayers lol I weep for my beloved country nija

  • i see, and they really give their best