Flying Eagles Coach Paul Aigbogun says his boys are aware of the expectations of Nigerians and he’s confident the boy will rise to the occasion at the tournament.
The Flying Eagles kick off their World Cup campaign today against Qatar and they are favourites against the Asians.
However, Coach Paul Aigbogun and his assistants have somewhat calibrated a new ensemble, leaving out half of the squad members from the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in the Niger Republic in February, where the team earned the ticket to Poland, and infusing a number of exciting talent in midfield and attacking realms.
Aigbogun told thenff.com on Thursday that the group is aware of the pedigree of Nigeria at the FIFA U20 World Cup and cannot afford to under-perform.
“We have a tough history to match. Silver medals on two occasions and bronze medals once, and a number of quarterfinal appearances. That’s why we must start very well, by taking the points against Qatar and then march on with confidence and self-assurance.
“We are flying the flag of nearly 200 million Nigerians, as well as that of the African continent. We have put a lot of work into building a squad that will make Nigeria and Africa proud.”
Nigeria is yet to win the tournament and this current set of Flying Eagles has the chance to write their name in history book if they go all the way and win the elusive title for the country.