As Nigeria’s U-23 team tackle the Black Meteors of Ghana tomorrow in Kumasi, Board member of the Nigerian Football Federation, Deji Tinubu has opined that he is not scared of their antics and techniques.
The sports journalist stressed that the Ghanaians will be under pressure which he said will force them to come out and the U-23 Eagles will use their pace to outwit them.
“They have not done enough to scare me. I think in the first leg in Benin, we allowed them the time and space as we didn’t close down on them quickly in the middle. We didn’t have enough cover at the back too, it is not that they played more better than us.
“The Ghanaians will be under pressure because they will have to come out to play which I think we can capitalize on with our attacking prowess of Igiebor, Oduamadi and Ehiosun up front, it will make for a good break in attack. All we need is just to contain them.
He advised the U-23 Eagles to, “keep it tight with enough cover in the defence coupled with solidity in the middle, that will be able to win the ball from them, and then we can hit them on the break with our three attacking forwards,” Tinubu said.
He added by emphasis that, “The Board is doing everything possible, giving them every single support they need. I do not think there is going to be any problem.”