Youth national team, Flying Eagles coach, Paul Osahon Aigbogun took time out to reflect on the strategies he employed in the group stage of the African U-20 Cup of Nations, and concluded that he had done everything right to ensure his side reach the final.
Footballlive.ng learnt that Aigbogun was calm heading into Wednesday’s semi-final against Mali, but he admitted the Francophone West Africans have a very strong side.
Aigbogun had to make a tactical switch before the game, as IK Start of Norway midfielder, Afeez Aremu was declared unfit to play the tie.
Although the former Akwa United of Uyo star had been a shadow of his old self during the Flying Eagles’ first three games, Aigbogun continued keeping faith with the lad.
It was then down to the coach to tinker his squad and outline a variety of tactics, as he went ion search of victory in Niamey, with the UK-born egg stressed that he had set his team into the mood for a final ticket.
Aigbogun said: “We created the conditions to reach the final (against) a good team.”