Don’t panic when we play, Obuh tells Nigerians

Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh has assured Nigerians that the Flying Eagles who will take on Egypt 5.30 p.m.(Nigerian time) in the semi final of the African Youth Championship have improved in all aspects of the game; including goal-scoring.

In view of that, he wants Nigerians to be relaxed and wait to welcome the African champions back home with the trophy. “From the first match, you would have noticed that there has been a lot of improvement. I was particularly happy with our performance against Congo in so many ways,” the coach started.

“This is a tournament. The team grows gradually. Despite the worry about goal-scoring we found the net thrice and the boys kept pressing as if they hadn’t scored yet. That gladdened my heart a lot.”

Obuh said they will approaxh the Egypt match like a cup final”. “We’re here to qualify for the World Cup and to retain our trophy. We’ve achieved one qualifying for the World Cup in Turkey. It remains to defend our trophy. Tell Nigerians to turn out en-masse to welcome us with the trophy. We are sure to come back with the trophy”, the coach emphasised.

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