Former Flying Eagles stars Christopher Nwosu and Michael Onyemachara agree that the Flying Eagles must not take their Tanzanian opponents for granted in Saturday’s 2015 U-20 African Youth Championship qualifier.
Manu Garba’s team have a first leg advantage after their 2-0 win ahead of the game courtesy of goals from Taiwo Awoniyi and Musa Yahaya.
Onyemachara and Nwosu were both in the Flying Eagles side that won silver in the 1989 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia.
“The team will go places if they continue working hard as they have done. I’ve watched them closely and like the discipline in the team.
“They may have won the first leg of their qualifiers but who says a 2-0 lead cannot be cancelled, so they must remain level-headed and focused for the duration of the game,” Onyemachara tells Completesportsnigeria.com.
Christopher Nwosu who was part of the Golden Eaglets U-17 side in 1987 that played at the FIFA cadet World Cup under the guidance of Sebastian Brodericks also tells Completesportsnigeria.com that the team should not rest on their oars in the qualifying game.
“The war has not been won by the Flying Eagles. They only won a battle so they must play their game as if its a one-off affair.
“The boys are working with a fantastic coach and they can achieve all they wish for with some humility. The talent is already there. Hardwork and focus are all they need now,” Nwosu warned.
The game will be played at the Ahmedu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Saturday.
The 2015 AYC will be hosted by Senegal.