As the Flying Eagles of Nigeria look to give a good representation in Poland, after being drawn alongside the United States of America (USA), Qatar and Ukraine in group D of 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, goalkeeper of the team, Wale Oremade has assured Nigerians that the team will do well at the Mundial.
Speaking with www.brila.net, Oremade pointed out that all African teams going to Poland will do well for their fans and supporters.
“One thing I know and strongly believe is that we will put smiles on the faces of people by doing well at the world cup”
” I really can’t say much about the other African teams going to the competition, but I strongly believe that we will make the country proud by doing well in Poland”
The draw ceremony was held in Poland, the host nation of the competition on Sunday, February 24 at the Gdynia Arena.
The Flying Eagles qualified for the tournament after progressing from their group at the recently concluded 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations held in the Niger Republic.
The team lead by Paul Aigbogun finished fourth to be among the countries that will represent the continent at the world stage.
Nigeria has a rich history in the competition after finishing as runners up in 1989 and 2005.
The draw ceremony was held by FIFA legends Bebeto and Fernando Couto as the group provided some intriguing matchups.
The official mascot is named Grzywek, a Polish bison as the 24 teams that qualified for the tournament discovered their opponents.
The 24 qualified teams for the competition were grouped into six groups of four team.