Nigerian defender Abel Ogwuche says, it’s a dream come true to help the Flying Eagles secured a World Cup ticket.
The Flying Eagles defeated Uganda 1-0 in the quarter final match up of the CAF U20 AFCON to book their place in the FIFA World Cup in Indonesia.
Ibrahim Juma’s own goal in the first half also send Nigeria to the semi-final of the biennial U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ogwuche was named the TotalEnergies Man of the Match in Thursday’s thrilling match at the Suez Canal Stadium in Ismailia.
“It is a great feeling to win and it was our dream from the start of the tournament to get the World Cup ticket and down we’re looking forward to taking the trophy home,” Abel said at his post match press conference.
“We just wanted to come and win. That was our motivation today, to secure the World Cup ticket and we made it,” Abel said with a broad smile.
“We had to secure our place in the World Cup. That’s why we all put in a strong performance to win.”
Nigeria will face the winner between The Gambia and South Sudan in the semi-finals on Monday, 6 March at the Cairo International Stadium.
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