AAG Ticket Won’t Elude Nigeria

NIGERIA’S Under-23 football team assistant coach, Fatai Amoo has expressed confidence that his side will qualify for the 2015 All Africa Games (AAG) in Congo Brazzaville ahead of the Zambians.
The Nigerians will be the guests of the Southern African side in a decisive final round qualifying match for the quadrennial multiple sports showpiece on Sunday in Lusaka.
Both sides ended the first fixture clash in Nigeria barren making the reserve fixture a winner takes all encounter.
Amoo said the addition of the finest legs from Flying Eagles to the Dream Team V1 side will put the team in good stead to overpower their Zambian opposite.
“We quite understand that the encounter is a winner takes all clash as well as automatic ticket to the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville so we’re not leaving any stone unturned to ensure we secure a place for the games.
“The invitation of some Under-20 players will strengthen the Olympic team as well as create healthy competition for shirts which in the long run will bring out the best in the players.
“If the Zambians could come here to hold us to a barren draw we can as well go there and pick a vital win.
“The Zambians were defensive throughout the duration of the clash in Abuja over there in Lusaka the pattern will change as they’re most likely open up aimed at clinching a victory.
“I think that will give us the opportunity to pull the killer punch to secure the crucial win as well as ticket for the All Africa Games.
“It’s going to be a difficult match but I know for certain that we’ll triumph at the end of the day,” said the former Super Eagles assistant coach to supersport.com.
A score draw in Lusaka will be adequate to hand the Nigerians the ticket to the football event of the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville later in the year.