Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun has rued the inability of his team to record a second victory at the ongoing CAF U-20 tournament in the Niger Republic.
The Flying Eagles who defeated Burundi 2-0 in the opening game were hoping to secure a victory that would have seen them book a place in the last two and also a ticket to this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup to be hosted by Poland later this year.
Nigeria was held to a goalless draw by the Amajitas of South Africa despite dominating most of the possessions and creating more chances as both teams rekindled their rivalry in continental competition.
Aigbogun in a post-match conference said the draw has now placed the team in a very tight corner and need to defeat hosts, the Niger Republic to stand a chance of reaching the last four.
He said, To say that we are satisfied with the result is not entirely obvious since we have prepared for this match but unfortunately we came across a well-organized team and we had difficulties to break them down.
‘We wanted to win this match but we settle for the draw. The next game will be very dangerous for us to look for a draw. We will go into that game hoping to win as in our first match, “ he added.
Nigeria presently top Group A with four points from two games and a draw of victory in their last group game will take them to the semi-final. The last four teams will go on and represent Africa at 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Poland.