U17 AFCON: Ugbade Proud of Eaglets Despite Defeat To Morocco


Nigeria U17 MNT head Coach, Nduka Ugbade expressed pride for his team’s character in their 1-0 loss to Morocco, in the CAF U17 Africa Cup of Nations, on Wednesday.

An early own goal in the match from Tochukwu Ogboji gave Morocco the win in Constantine.



The North Africans survived the onslaught that would follow from Nigeria in response to the goal for the rest of the match.

Coach Nduka Ugbade, however, identified the team’s strength and weaknesses in the game.

“Everything worked well. We controlled the game but tactically Morocco controlled the outcome.

“We had a few mistakes as well but we created so many chances, and the only problem is that we couldn’t score.

“It does happen in football. It is not a strange thing, but it is important to correct and ensure we are more efficient in front of the goal.

“We must be more efficient with the chances we have. We will try to look for some different ways tactically to impact the outcome of the game. We have a chance, but also, that chance can fade away. We have to work hard,” he concluded.


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