Former Super Eagle assistant coach, Fatai Amoo has warned the Flying Eagles to step up their game if they must carry the day against host country, Niger Republic today (Friday) in the last Group A match at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
Amoo, who was reacting to the Flying Eagles performance in the championship so far, noted how Coach Paul Osahon Aigbogun’s team failed to beat South Africa, after their opening day victory over Burundi, and reckoned that the squad need to instill consistency into their performances.
Though Amoo was impressed with the Flying Eagles’ performance in their first group game against Burundi but felt the squad drop in form on Tuesday against Amajita of South Africa.
“The guys did quite well in their first match but in the match against South Africa they dropped in form and had to settle for a draw. I think it’s a match they should have won to qualify for the world cup finals in Poland,” Amoo said.
“All they need is to be consistent in all their matches and I am sure they can win the U-20 AFCON in Niger Republic,” he added.
The Flying Eagles sit top of the group A table with four points and need at least a draw to progress into the semifinals and qualify for the World Cup finals in Poland.
Their closest rivals are Niger and South Africa, who have two points each, while Burundi occupy bottom of the group A table but a win for them over South Africa could see them seal a semi final ticket as well in as long as Niger fail to secure a victory over the Flying Eagles.