Ladan Bosso Puts Semi-final Woes Behind Him, Targets Bronze against Tunisia


Flying Eagles head coach, Ladan Bosso has focused his sight on winning the third-placed match at the ongoing CAF U-20 AFCON after already qualifying for the FIFA U20 World Cup.

The Flying Eagles will play Tunisia in the bronze medal match later today, at the Cairo International at 3 pm Nigerian time.

“It was unfortunate we lost the semifinals and now we will play the third place match,” Bosso said in the pre-match press conference.

“The third place is as good as the final. We believe if we get it right we will take something home and I believe we can put smiles on the faces of football loving Nigerians.

“Nevertheless it is always believed that second best is not good enough but we have to fight for third place.”

“The most important thing is the target given to us was to first qualify the team to the World Cup which we achieved,” said Bosso.

“We wanted to get something additional but fortunately we didn’t get it right.

“We had our mistakes but I understand the feelings of some sections of Nigerians will not be comfortable with it.

“We lost to The Gambia not that they were better than us because we should have sealed that game in the beginning.

“Nevertheless, the way we prepared for the Gambian team is the same way we will prepare for Tunisia with some adjustments to get the win,” he concluded.


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