Nigeria’s youth national team, Flying Eagles’ coach, Paul Aigbogun could become the gaffer to finally end the country’s search for gold in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, as he has promised to deliver the best squad ever in the history of the country’s outings in the global competition.
Nigeria has two silver medals from the youth Mundial, from Saudi ’89 with Tunde Disu and Holland 2005 with Samson Yebowei Siasia, but the nation is still seeking when to emulate Ghana’s conquering strides of Egypt 2009, when the Black Satellites went all the way to the trophy.
As the Flying Eagles prepare to stage another assault on the worldwide youth competition, starting with the African U-20 Cup of Nations early next year in Niger Republic, Aigbogun has now promised to produce a squad he tagged ‘best of the best.’
Aigbogun, whose team eliminated Guinea Bissau and Mauritania to qualify for the 2019 U20 AFCON, said he has already submitted his programme to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for approval.
The former Enyimba of Aba coach declared about his plans: “We will soon begin preparations for the U20 AFCON.
“Nigerians is a country with a good football profile and we hope to keep this profile by coming up with the best of the best for the U20 squad.”