Flying Eagles hope of progressing from the group stage of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup depends on the outcome of its second group match against North Korea in the early hours of Thursday.
The Nigerian side must win this match or forget the tournament. This is because of the 4-2 loss to Brazil in its opening match. The Koreans must win this match or forget the tournament, having also lost its opening match 5-1 to Hungary.
Even a draw will not do the team any good as its chances of qualifying from the group will become slimmer.
Flying Eagles must throw everything at the Asians and ensure that it secures the three points.
On paper, Nigeria is the favourite team, since football is no mathematics, victory will go to the side that scored the highest number of goals.
Coach Manu Garba must rectify the defensive lapses noted in the first match, and should stick to the team that played the AYC and the friendly games. Read more
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