Aigbogun: WAFU Cup Is Rehearsal For U-20 AFCON


Nigeria’s youth national team, Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun says he will use next month’s outing by his side in the WAFU U-20 Nations Cup as dress rehearsal for the continental championship.


Aigbogun admitted that his main target is to win the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic next year, but says that does not mean he will take fro granted the regional competition in Lome, Togo.

Rather than take the WAFU Cup option with levity, Aigbogun said he will aim to put his side in proper shape for the regional competition, which starts on December 6 and end on December 16 in Lome.

Aigbogun’s side are seeded in Group B for the competition, which will also feature Burkina Faso, Niger Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Ghana and special invitees, Senegal.

Aigbogun will next Tuesday, November 6 know the teams he will face in the group stage in Togo, as he awaits the draw, for which the hosts and Nigeria have already been seeded in Group A and B respectively.


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