Red Hot Uganda Aim To Attack Nigeria
By Iwedi Ojinmah 5 days ago
The Ugandan Cubs are confident ahead of their monster clash with Nigeria in the last of the round robin matches of the Group A U-17 Afcon.
And who can really blame them?
After all, they just demolished their Tanzanian hosts by three goals to nil robbing them not just of a chance to go to the World Cup, but of each of the Serengeti Boys to also win a brand new car and share a healthy purse. (below)
This BTW is the same team that Nigeria just managed to beat by one goal in their 5-4 thriller. (below)
So one can clearly understand their confidence.
Technically this bravado shouldn't really matter to the Green White Green faithful but Nigeria is playing to win a third African crown and mimic the success it has had on the World level with five titles Related: Nigeria Floors Zimbabwe 5:0, Reach Quarter Finals At All Africa Senior Badminton Championships .
Everybody knows Nigeria's strength is their attack so it's how the Eaglets deal with the triple threat of Andrew Kawooya, Ivan Asaba and Najib Yiga that will be the million Naira question.
Coach Samuel Kwasi Fabin Paa knows this and claims his boys will not sit back but will actually attack Nigeria - with reasonable caution of course. Tied with Angola for second place one can clearly see why the three points are just as vital to him, if not more.
The Ugandan gaffer will also get the previously suspended Ibrahim Juma back so his team will be in full song making him think that he has a good chance to take the fight to the Eaglets and pick a World Cup slot for himself and his team.
The Golden Eaglets lead Group A standings with six points following back-to-back victories against Tanzania and Angola.
The Nigerians only need at least a draw to see them through to the semi-final of the competition. Yet they remain focused ahead of the game and are thankfully paying heed to former Super Eagle's great Henry Nwosu who urged them to keep their eyes on the prize and make Nigeria proud - come tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2019
Time: 2 PM WAT
Stadium: Chamazi Azam Complex Stadium Dar Es Salaam
Weather: 31°C Precipitation: 100% Humidity: 77% Wind: 16 km/h