Assistant coach of Nigeria’s U17 national team Nduka Ugbade has stated that the Eaglets of Nigeria’s have it work cut out and has real work to do to go beyond participating at the tournament to competing for honours at the FIFA U17 world cup in Brazil aftermath of the draws for the tournament which placed Nigeria in Group B alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia.
Ugbade speaking in a chat with www.brila.net said there is no team to underrate at this level and that the most important thing now is that the opponents and pathway have been made, next will be to adequately prepare for the task ahead to be able to compete favourably at the tournament.
“You’re not going to say they are easy countries to deal with. We have a work, very big work to do. The most important thing actually is to know that the competition is in Brazil a footballing nation, so you can’t go there with a participating heart, you have to go there with a competing mentality so that we are able to compete there at the highest level of the U17.”