Flying Eagles’ coach John Sam Obuh has come out to defend his victory against the Tanzania heroes saying that it wasn’t a fluke.
The Nigeria U 20 team, took a step toward reaching the third round qualifying series of the 2013 African Youth Championship after they defeated hosts Tanzania 2-1 on Sunday.
It would be recalled that the Flying Eagles were very disappointing in their recent warm up game against Rwanda and other early matches which put to question mark on the competence of the team’s technical crew.
“This win has explained a lot, that you can’t judge by warm up matches. I know we shall do more even when the return leg is played in Nigeria. I have to hail the courage of my players. Though they missed many goals but the much needed victory has been achieved” he said.
Meanwhile, Coach of Wikki Tourist, Ladan Bosso has urged the team coaches to work on their lapses, saying there are lots of loose nuts to be tightened in the team.
” It is not over, they are still coming to Nigeria. They don’t have to be complacent. They need to work on their lapses especially the attack.” he said
The Flying Eagles will be playing host in the return leg of the AYC encounter on August 12, as against the former fixed date, at the Ilorin, Kwara state. The players are due back in Nigeria on Wednesday.