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EXCLUSIVE: Why I Appointed Enyimba’s Adegbite As Flying Eagles Captain –Bosso

EXCLUSIVE: Why I Appointed Enyimba’s Adegbite As Flying Eagles Captain  –Bosso

Enyimba International central defender, Oluwatosin Adegbite, will lead the Flying Eagles to WAFU B U-20 Championship in Niamey, Niger Republic as Captain, Head coach Ladan Bosso has revealed exclusively to Completesports.com.

He will be assisted by Mohammed Aminu of Gombe United in Nigeria’s quest to pick one of the two tickets for the 2023 U-20 Africa Cup Of Nations in Egypt.


Explaining the reasons he picked Adegbite as the new captain of the Flying Eagles, Bosso stated that the young Enyimba rising star has showed he has the quality to lead the team in the few days they have been in camp preparing for the tournament

“We appointed Oluwatosin Adegbite as the captain of the team because of the many qualities he displays in camp. He is aside being an experienced young man playing for one of the biggest clubs in Africa, his leadership and organizational ability is second to none,” Bosso told Completesports.com.

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“He has this aura that rubbed off on other players from the lower leagues and academies, as well as on his fellow NPFL colleagues in the team during the friendly games we played and at the team’s lodge. I just pray his leadership brings us the luck to qualify and his talent will come to the open.

“His assistant Mohammed Aminu who plays as a midfielder for Gombe United got picked because of his calming influence on his peers, on and off the pitch and his experience was also considered,” the Minna,-born coach stated.

Flying Eagles will confront Black Satellites of Ghana in their first Group B match of the 2022 WAFU B U-20 Championship on Sunday May 8 in Niamey, Niger Republic. Burkina Faso is the other team in the three-team group.

Hosts Niger Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Benin Republic are in Group A.

The Egypt 2023 U-20 AFCON which holds from May 7th to 20th May serves as the qualifiers for the 2023 U-20 AFCON. Only the winners of Group A and B will qualify for the tournament.

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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  • Collins king 1 year ago

    Yeye everything in Nigeria is pray for luck why can’t count on merit and telent and hard work

    • 9jaRealist 1 year ago

      First, prayer and luck are NOT mutually exclusive with merit and talent.

      Nonetheless, you choose to ignore the volumes written about “his leadership and organizational ability is second to none” and “calming influence on his peers, on and off the pitch” as if those are not ‘merit and talent’ but instead narrow-mindedly and desperately latch onto the single reference to “I just pray his leadership brings us the luck to qualify” (as if luck is not a factor in ALL sports).

      Yeye everything for some Nigerians is to always seek negativity! SMH

  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    Only winners of their groups qualifies,really?So should we finish second in our group then we are out?Wow Caf is making this playoffs more and more difficult than the previous.
    Wish Hayatou had remained in power as Caf president.
    What we have now are desperate and envious leaders who are bent on promoting and favouring weaker regions to break and even the west African dominance especially at youth stages.
    A team that finishes top in group stages may not necessarily be the best team in a competition.We have seen many times where teams that barely qualified,finishes in the podium as champions.
    I think we need better and fairer leadership in Caf.
    Rules for playoffs even for senior world cup needs to be modified.A more acceptable or less extreme formats for instance at the senior world cup qualifiers,let the best 10 teams in Africa play each other in a league format as practised in South America let the best 5 qualify.
    I’m sure this system would help to improve the quality of the teams representing Africa at the world cup.

    • Hussaini 1 year ago

      Is two to qualify from each group

    • Obinna Anyaoha 1 year ago

      Your own amaju pininick is part of the evil team ABI

      • Dr. Ehimen 1 year ago

        Omoibo, if you did not mention Amaju pinnick your body no go rest. Nna kedu maka. Meanwhile, Oluwatosin Adegbite, Mohammed Aminu and the entire team should be congratulated. It is not easy to be Nigerian football ambassadors.

    • 9jaRealist 1 year ago

      The present CAF president/executive campaigned on greater “geographic representation” in qualifying for global competitions (particularly in female and youth competitions), which won them a lot of votes and the elections because there a lot of weaker teams and minnows outside West Africa (and Cameroon, which is technically classed as Central Africa).

      Accordingly, you now see some of the strongest football nations in Africa – Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire (and Mali at youth levels) knocking each other off at the qualifying stages, while weaker teams make it into major tournaments. Disgraceful!

  • Thank you Dr. Ehimen, I come here to read sports news but sometimes the comments are appalling. I wish the team success.