While football lovers in Nigeria continue to bask in the euphoria of Nigeria’s 4-2 aggregate win over Libya in a crucial U-23 AFCON qualifier, the words that did the magic have been revealed to brila.net.
Making this revelation is a member of the team and Enyimba International player, Olatunji Matthew who stated that coach of the side Imama Amapakabo kept telling the players to remain calm and sustain the pressure on the Libyans.
“When the deadlock could not be broken after several attempts, coach Imama asked for calm and to keep pressing the Libyans. I learned a lot from the coach and my teammates, especially the foreign-based ones. I pray that with the lesson learned and my hard work, I play for a team in Europe”, Olatunji disclosed.
Having lost the first leg 2-0 against Libya in Tunisia, the Nigerian team needed at least three unreplied goals to scale the hurdle and a Victor Osimhen hat-trick coupled with Chidozie Okereke’s goal on the dot of 90 minutes for made the day Nigeria.
Nigeria will now face Sudan in the final round of qualifiers for the African U-23 Nations Cup.
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