By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international, Dimeji Lawal, has predicted a tough game for the Golden Eaglets when they take on Australia on Wednesday night in the second round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The Eaglets will hope to make it six straight wins against the Australians having won the last five meetings.
In a chat with completesportsnigeria.com, Lawal stated that the Eaglets should not expect an easy opponent.
“It is not going to be an easy game for the Eaglets because it is the knockout stage we are talking about here,” Lawal said.
“From experience, the Australians have always been a good side. I remember when we played them in Canada in 1987, it was a tough encounter but we managed to win 1-0 and I was voted Man of the Match. And the fact that the Eaglets are the defending champions, every team will want to be beat them.
“Having lost to Croatia in their last group game, they should have it at the back of their minds what to expect from the Australians. So they should try to convert the few chances that come their way because this is a different stage where scoring chances will be very few.”