WAFU: Salisu Yusuf Counting on solid Eagles Defence against Benin

WAFU: Salisu Yusuf Counting on solid Eagles Defence against Benin

Speaking ahead of Nigeria’s 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations semi-final against Benin on Thursday, Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf says they have nothing to worry about.

Defensively, Nigeria has been impenetrable and have not conceded a single goal in four games en-route to the semifinals of the ongoing WAFU tournament.

However, despite finding the back of the net twice in their last group match after beating Ghana 2-0, Yusuf admits that goal scoring is something they need to improve.


“The team is happy and the boys are excited. The confidence is high ahead of the semifinal against Benin,” said the Super Eagles coach.

“I am not afraid that the Republic of Benin can upset the Super Eagles. Rather, Nigeria will have an easy ride over them considering the form of our team.

“It is the same players who defeated them then, and that was even when they had not blended well as a team. Definitely, beating them now is sure,’’ Onigbinde said.

“We have been working on the goal scoring technique with the boys and we hope it continues. Besides from our goalscoring problems, defensively we are perfect.

“In all our games we have not conceded a single goal. We are not scoring but we are not conceding.

“Benin is a good team and they have done very well. They beat Cote d’Ivoire. It is going to be a tough game but we are confident.”

Nigeria will take on Benin in the semifinals of WAFU on Thursday, September 21 at Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Culled from WAFU

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