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Under-20 World Cup: Five (5) Nigeria Flying Eagles Players To Look Out For

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Barely few days away, the FIFA Under-20 would be underway in Argentina with the Nigeria Under-20 (Flying Eagles) expected to fly Africas flag in the youth tournament.

After its decent outing in the CAF Under-20 AFCON, the Nigeria Flying Eagles booked a place in the Mundial and has been drawn to face Dominican Republic, Italy and Brazil in Group D.

After weeks of preparations, the Coach Isah Ladan Bosso tutored side jetted off to Argentina with a 21-man squad comprising of (4) foreign based (17) local based youngsters.

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With the tournament billed to kick-start later this month, here are (5) promising players to look out for in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

1. Umeh Emmanuel (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

The Right2win and FDC Vista graduate who plies his trade in Bulgaria with Botev Plovdiv is one talent to look out in the Flying Eagles team.

The bullish forward pace and power makes the youngster unplayable. Enjoying life in Botev Plovdiv in his current maiden season, the Nigeria born striker has been a menace to the Bulgaria top-flight league defenders.

Umeh takes defenders to the cleaners for fun and his ability to create chances and goal scoring prowess makes a great addition in the Flying Eagles team and a star player to look out for.

2. Victor Eletu (AC Milan, Italy)

Eletu ranks amongst the foreign pros in the camp of the Nigeria Flying Eagles team. The Italian based youngster who plies his trade Serie A giant, AC Milan, has been described as the future of Nigeria Super Eagles team.

Eletu is always a player to behold, his eye for pocket space exploitation and his ability to score from far range makes him stand-out.

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His addition has been described as a well deserved one for the Flying Eagles heading into the FIFA U20 World Cup.

3. Augustine Njoku (Abi Warriors, Nigeria

The rock-solid right back ranks as one exceptional talent to be on the look out for in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

The Abia Warriors youngster showed a piece of the iceberg in the CAF Under-20 AFCON where he went ahead to be listed in the tournament Best XI.

Njoku is a huge threat to any team offensively and defensively. His pace and quick coverage makes him rugged defensively and his ability to deliver balls makes him a delight offensively.

4. Nnadi Tochukwu (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Nnadi inclusion as one of the Foreign Pro’s invited by Coach Isah Ladan Bosso has been applauded by football enthusiasts.

The box to box midfielder has been described as the missing link in the Flying Eagles midfield and his availability and inclusion would surely bring the needed balance in the Flying Eagles team.

The tireless and energetic youngster work-rate cannot be overemphasized and ability to pick up second balls and ability to initiate attack from the middle of the park makes unplayable.

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With an eye for goals, the midfielder is been tipped to bring the needed experience and maturity in the team.

5. Daga Daniel (Dakkada FC, Nigeria)

The Dakkada Midfielder ranks as one of the players to be on the look out for in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

Nicknamed the next ‘Ndidi Wilfred, Daga who has a similar playing pattern of the Leicester City midfielder talent and ability has never been in doubt.

With an outstanding performance in the WAFU-B tourney, the energetic and Athletic midfielder is been regarded as a talent for the future.

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Yusuf Abdullahi: Fast Rising Top Talent Dazzles In Nigeria Flying Eagles Training

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Highly rated Nigeria youngster, Yusuf Abdullahi, has been spotted in training with the Nigeria Under-20 team (Flying Eagles) as the team intensified preparations for football event in the All African Games which will take place in Ghana.

The sensational goal poacher who scored five goals in game in the Nigeria topflight league with Kano Pillars was handed invite by Coach Ladan Bosso upon return from Norway.

Afterwards his heroics, Yusuf Abdullahi, who has been a ‘hot cake’ in the transfer market has been in Norway where to negotiate a potential move to top Norwegian Eliteserien league giants.

Dazzling in the Nigeria Under-20 training Cup for All African Games, Coach Ladan Bosso, has been given thumbs up for his rich scouting network to ensure the best for the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

The towering youngster, Yusuf Abdullahi, is tipped to bring in something different and outstanding in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team for All African Games with his killer instinct passes and goal scoring prowess.

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AFCON23: Nigerians Owes José Peseiro Apologies

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Failure as they said has no friends whilst success comes with lots of friends and family members inclusive.

Success never comes overnight as it requires time, consistency, believing in your craft will surely draw the much needed success closer than expected.

The Nigeria Super Eagles yesterday stepped into the semi-finals of the on-going African Cup Of Nations In Abidjan, Ivory Coast following its 1-0 win over Angola, all thanks to Lookman Ademola first half goal which was enough to separate the two sides at full time.

Prior to the African Cup Of Nations, the Nigeria Super Eagles were written off by its own country people following the team strings of poor run with its Portuguese gaffer, Jose Peseiro, described as an ‘incompetent’ Coach by many Nigeria Football enthusiasts.

José Peseiro suffered all manner of insults and cyber bullying by Nigerians as well as in the hands of the Nigeria Football Federation as he was forced to take a pay but he was undeterred knowing his worth and ability.

Nigeria Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peserio, suffered all manner of negative criticism from Nigeria Football enthusiasts, Journalists and Pundits starting from its Provisional list for the AFCON down to his list of 25 players for the competition.

The Portuguese gaffer amidst all negative criticism remained focused and never allowed side talks from naysayers distract him as he knows his Onion and was ready to prove it.

“We said it, the Nigeria Super Eagles team is too big for Jose Peserio to handle, the team cannot qualify for group stages ” these were words of many Nigerians, pundits and analysts after the team 1-1 draw in its first game in Group A against Equatorial Guinea.

The team squared up against host Nation, Ivory Coast and cruised to a 1-0 win and went ahead to record a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau to secure a place in the round of 16 but still, the Coach Jose Peserio tutored side was under fire as they described the team qualification as a fluke.

In all group stages, the Nigeria Super Eagles team conceded only once and still stretched its clean-sheet with their 2-0 win over Cameroon in the round of 16 down to its 1-0 win over Angola in the quarter-finals.

Against all odds, against all criticism by Naysayers, Coach Jose Peserio has silenced all criticism against him with success stories following the Nigeria Super Eagles qualifications for the semi-finals of the AFCON.

At this point, Nigerian football enthusiasts, Journalists, Analysts and Pundits needs to unanimously come together and tender an apology to the Nigeria Super Eagles gaffer as his big feats in the AFCON has brought smiles in the faces of millions of Nigerians who called for his sack prior to the competition.

As early stated, Success takes time and requires consistent as Jose Peserio has turned around the fortunes of the Nigeria Super Eagles team in the AFCON with its high level of consistency in formations and personnel’s.

With the team setting it’s eyes on the trophy, Portuguese gaffer, Jose Peserio deserves an apology letter from all Nigerians who doubted his ability.

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Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Prepares for Challenging Quarterfinal Showdown Against Angola

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Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Gears Up For Tough Quarterfinal Clash With Angola

Jose Peseiro, the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, has revealed that the team is actively preparing for their upcoming quarterfinal match against Angola. After a recovery and training session in Abidjan, Peseiro shared valuable insights into the team’s preparations and provided an update on the condition of goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali.

Peseiro emphasized the significance of the recovery and training session in ensuring the players are in peak condition for the crucial quarterfinal clash. The session focused on maintaining the players’ fitness levels and sharpness as they gear up for the decisive stage of the tournament.

Regarding Stanley Nwabali, the team’s goalkeeper, a fitness test was conducted to assess his readiness. The medical team, along with Peseiro, is closely monitoring Nwabali’s condition, and decisions regarding his participation in the upcoming match will be based on the results of the evaluation.

With Peseiro’s strategic approach and the team’s dedicated focus, the Super Eagles are determined to face the tough challenge posed by Angola in the quarterfinals and advance further in the tournament.

Coach Jose Peseiro of the Super Eagles has emphasized the need for unwavering focus and a collective team effort as they gear up for the intense quarterfinal clash against Angola. Peseiro highlighted the importance of giving 100% effort in every aspect of preparation, including training, nutrition, and rest.

Recognizing the strength of the Angolan team, Peseiro emphasized the significance of meticulous planning and outstanding teamwork to secure victory in what is expected to be a challenging match.

“We must maintain complete focus, giving our all in every activity, every day – be it training, meals, or rest. Our team must operate at 100%. We are up against a formidable opponent in Angola. To emerge victorious, we need to deliver a fantastic performance.”

Under the guidance of Coach Peseiro, the Super Eagles are fully committed to meticulous preparation and a united team effort as they face the intense quarterfinal clash against Angola.

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