By John Egbokhan
Golden Eaglets Â Â coach, John Obuh, wants Abuja fans to be patient with his team if goals do not come early in todayâ€™s tie. He said that strong will and teamwork would lift his team to victory in todayâ€™s second round match of the U-17 World Cup.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, Coach Obuh said that New Zealand cannot stop his boys from reaching the quarter-final stage.
While sounding confident ahead of tomorrowâ€™s match, the coach said he has instructed his boys to shoot down New Zealand.Â â€œI have been working on these boys to make them beat New Zealand. The boys know that this match is a step forwards the final of this tournament. They know what is at stake and they are ready to give everything on the pitch.
This is a second round match but we are treating it as if it is our last game and we must do everything to win and put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.â€
The former Niger Tornadoes coach said further that he has warned his boys not to take their opponents for granted.
â€œI have told them that they should not take their opponents for granted because this is a football match and anything can happen. They must play this match with all seriousness and I believe that if they do so victory will be assured.â€
He urged the fans to be patient with his boys in the event of lack of early goals, promising that goals would surely come as long as the support is unrelenting.