U23 team coach, Fatai Amoo
Nigeria’s
U20 team, also known as the Flying Eagles continued their winning streak in the
Super 4 after beating Warri Wolves 1-0 on Wednesday.
Captain
Musa Mohammed scored the only goal of the game in the 47th minute of
the encounter.
After
the game, Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba told naijafootball247.com that they
missed lots of scoring chances
“We
lost a lot of scoring chances, especially in the second half. You know some of
these players are very anxious to score, but we have always told them to be
composed in front of goal when they have an attempt.
“Above
all, it is very good we are making these mistakes now and not in a major
tournament. We will certainly rectify these lapses,” Garba said.
Warri
Wolves assistant coach, Sam Okpodu pointed out that his team have improved a
lot since the Super 4 started
“We
did a lot better this time in terms of ball possession and we will continue to
improve on this.
“We
came into session two weeks before this tournament and we know the Flying
Eagles were in camp long before us so I will say our performance was okay,”
Okpodu said.
“This
is good for us. We lost now and with little errors that can be worked on. The main
goal for us is the international event. We would have loved to win this one,
but it is okay, seeing what the guys are doing,” Okpodu told
naijafootball247.com.
U23s and Pillars draw
The
Super 4 recorded its first draw as the encounter between Kano Pillars and the
U23 national team ended 1-1.

Christian Obiozor scored for Kano Pillars in the 31st minute and the
U 23 team equalized from the penalty spot through Yahaya Adamu in the 68th
minute
Assistant
coach of Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Bello said he was impressed with their play. He however
questioned the referee of the day.
“I
am not too happy with the performance of the referee but aside that, I am very
impressed with the way my boys played today,” Bello said.
“We
have little improvement in play because we are now getting into our rhythm so
my overall team play has improved,” Bello said.
“Our
objective here is to assess our players ahead of our main qualifiers next month
so if we do not win, head won’t roll. We just want a team for the All Africa
Games Qualifiers and that is what we are working on,” U23 coach, Fatai Amoo
said.
Dolphins lose yet
again
For
Dolphins FC, playing in the CAF Confederation Cup it was three games, three
loses and no goals scored in the Super 4 as a 16th minute goal from Chinonso
Okonkwo gave Enyimba a 1-0 win over the Port Harcourt based side.
Stanley
Eguma of Dolphins did not show up for the post match conference and no reason
was given for his absence.
However,
Enyimba coach, Friday Christopher said his team was improving with every match
“We
are beginning to become the Enyimba you used to know. All four clubs here are
using this tournament to prepare and we are delighted with what is going on
here.
“All
this is dress rehearsal for the key game on February 15 in the CAF Champions’
League. We just believe that we will do enough here after five games to be
ready for the big one,” Christopher said.
The
Flying Eagles top the table with 9 points from 3 matches, the U23s are 2nd
on the table with 7 points from 3 games. Enyimba have 6 points from 3 games and
are 3rd.
Pillars
lie in 4th place with 4 points from 3 games.
Warri
Wolves and Dolphins both have no point but Warri Wolves are placed 5th as they
have a better goals aggregate than the Port Harcourt based side.

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