Flying Eagles are the Nigerian U20 soccer team. They have reached the FIFA U20 finals twice. This year, the Nigerian team competed in Poland for the FIFA U20 World trophy.
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Extensive League Experience
Flying Eagles were the runners up in the 1989 and 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup. Isaac Promise and Nduka Ugbade led the squads which competed in the two World Cup tournaments. Nevertheless, the Nigeria Football Association hasn’t learned any lessons from previous international championships.
The Nigerian U-17 team has won five World Cup titles before. However, the U-20 national team hasn’t clinched any World Cup title yet. Some organizational and systematic defects hindered the Flying Eagles from reaching this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Portugal.
Most of the players who participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup are from feeder academies and teams. Those who compete in the U-20 tournament have some experience playing in different league teams. The Nigeria U-20 team that competed in the 2019 FIFA World Cup lacked extensive league experience. It is crucial to pick experienced players in the future to win the next World Cup.
The Age of Nigerian Players
Many Nigerian U-20 supporters were uncomfortable with the age of most of the players that constituted this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup squad. For example, players who competed in the 2005 and 1989 World Cup tournaments joined the U-23s and senior Nigerian teams. They included Christopher Nwosu, Nduka Ugbade, Sani Kaita, and Taye Taiwo. The 2019 Nigeria U-20 players have a slim chance of joining the Super Eagles in future.
Proper coaching is essential to excel in an ordinary soccer league. The management and coaches of each team should fine-tune their players to succeed in their sport career. Some coaches focus more on regular runs rather than intensive technical drills. Besides, players could watch videos of various opponents to understand their formations and playing tactics.
The Flying Eagles were fixed in Group D of the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup. Their group comprised of the U.S.A., Ukraine, and Qatar. However, the Nigerian side lost 2-1 to Senegal, hence failing to progress to the quarterfinals stage. Flying Eagles had poor scouting and organization. The coach can take several measures to improve the performance of his squad.