Lagos – Paul Aigbogun, Flying Eagles coach, is aiming for the three points from their FIFA U-20 World Cup opener against Qatar in Tychy next week Friday, saying victory would boost his wards confidence in approaching the remaining group games.
“Our target is to get the three points in our first game and set off on a run. It would be a big booster. “Our game plan is to get off on a good footing at the World Cup and then carry on from there.
Nigeria will open their campaign against Qatar on Friday, May 24 with matches against USA and Ukraine to follow in Group D.
On Tuesday, the Flying Eagles continued their preparation for the global tournament with a 1-1 draw against Austrian Bundesliga II side Red Bull Salzburg.
Aigbogun said at the end of the match that he was impressed with his lads even though there was still work to be done before the tournament starts.
“It took us time to get settled in the game and when we did I think we took control of the game. This Salzburg team is a very tough one. They play in the Bundesliga II and it showed in their game but I’m glad my boys rallied back to get a draw.
“We could have won it if not for their goalkeeper. We had two good chances in the second half and I thought we should have won it at the end. The team is progressing even though there is work to be done.” Aigbogun concluded.
The Flying Eagles will play their final preparatory match against Red Bull Leipzig in Germany on Friday, May 17 and fly to Poland on Sunday, May 19.
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