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Flying Eagles’ coach, Ladan Bosso, has expressed happiness with his team’s performance in their victory over the Young Lions of Senegal last Saturday at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta.
Flying Eagles’ coach, Ladan Bosso, has expressed happiness with his team’s performance in their victory over the Young Lions of Senegal last Saturday at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta. Two second half goals from Oseni Afolabi and Kabiru Akinsola were good enough to hand Bosso and his wards the maximum points in the game watched live by Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
After a lethargic first half during which the Flying Eagles received booing from spectactors, the team found the winning path in the 46th minutes before sealing victory nearly 10 minutes to the end of the game.
Bosso, who was happy to snatch victory in the encounter against the Senegalese appaeared to be fitter and showed more cohesion, said: “ In the second half, we told the boys to be more aggressive and we are happy they changed the face of the game.”
He told Daily Sunsport in an exclusive chat that he was happy to pick three points in contention, stating that his team were yet yo get down to the heart of the competition.
“I feel happy with the victory; the most important thing is to pick the three point at stake for Nigeria and we have done that.
“But from what we have seen so far, we are going to work harder to pick another victory in Dakar.
“The Senegalese team we all know were playing their third match, while we are playing our first, so we can understand why the game looked a bit difficult. But I want to assure Nigerians that we will do our best to be on top of it.
“We are not really worring about the fitness of the boys, however, we have to work hard to ensure that we improve on it,” he assured.
The Flying Eagles play the return leg of the qualifier in Dakar in the days ahead, after that, the play two more games to be sure of featuring at the Africa Youth Championship (AYC) holding in Rwanda.
Among the dignitaries who watched the match were Chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Abdulahi Sani Lulu and Secretary, Bolaji Ojo-Oba, Chairman of the technical Committee of the NFA, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. Also in attendance were Pepsi Football Academy Director, Kasimawo Laloko and recuperating former coach of the Flying Eagles, Musa Abdulahi.
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