By Akeem Busari
The draws for the FIFA U-20 World Cup to hold May in Poland has pitched Nigeria in Group D alongside Qatar, USA and Ukraine.
The draws have also been eliciting mixed reactions from Nigerians.
The head coach of Ifeanyi Ubah football club, Uche Okagbue, expressed confidence in the abilities of the Paul Aigbogun’s lads to do Nigeria proud at the mundial.
In an exclusive chat, he admitted that the team needed to be more cohesive and play with the grit and panache often associated with Nigerian teams.
” The team shouldn’t be described as bad based on their performances at the AFCON. What I think went wrong with the team was that the players were individualistic and lacked coordination between the midfield and the attack,” noted.
He went ahead to advice the technical crew to work more on the team’s attack adding that a potent strike force would help the team’s progress in the championship.
He was also quick to admonish the team to be wary of the potential dangers poised by Team USA.
He retorted that the Americans have the enviable history of churning out top quality youngsters and doing well at youth tournaments.
” I am not writing off Qatar and Ukraine, but I would advice that we take the Americans seriously. They have the pedigree of producing top young players, as well as doing well at youth tournaments,” Okagbue admonished.