Nigeria U17 MNT head coach, Nduka Ugbade says his team is ready for the crunch game against Burkina Faso on Thursday.
The former world champion will confront the Burkina Faso in one of the quarter finals at the ongoing CAF U17 African Cup of Nations.
The winner of the game will qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup.
“We had an interesting match with South Africa and it has prepared us well for further challenges in the competition,” said Ugbade.
“We learnt a lot playing Zambia, Morocco and South Africa – all strong teams – in the group phase and that was good furnace for us to be a better squad.
“The quarter-final matches will be very hard nuts to crack because that is the step that earns you the World Cup ticket.
“None of the four games will be easy. Our interest is Burkina Faso and we are working hard towards achieving success.”
“We have not come this far to drop out. My boys are focused hard on the World Cup ticket. After that, we can then focus on other objectives,” the Eaglets Coach said ahead of the game.
The Eaglets qualified for the last eight as Group B runners up, with six points from three matches, while Burkina Faso snatched the qualification ticket from Cameroon in Group C.
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