Youth national team, Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun has revealed the game plan he will employ in order to pick at ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup next month in Niger Republic.
The former Warri Wolves and Enyimba of Aba handler said his side will just have to pick victories in their first two matches at the African U-20 Cup of Nations, and they will be on the way to the Youth Mundial.
All four semi finalists at the upcoming continental championship in Niger Republic will qualify to represent Africa at Poland 2019, from 23rd May to 15th June, and Aigbogun says it means his side must hit the last four.
Nigeria, who reached the final in 1989 and 2005, did not qualify for the 2017 edition, which was won by England with a plethora of Nigerian-born players in their team, but Aigbogun wants to rewrite history.
The seven time African champions face the host nation Niger Republic, South Africa and Burundi in Group A of the competition, with only the two top placed teams to progress to the semi finals.
However, Aigbogun said he will take it one match at a time when the whistle goes off at the 21st U-20 AFCON, will will run from 2nd to 17th February, but his tactics will be on reaching Pol;and 2019 after two ties.
Aigbogun added: “We must first plan on earning a ticket to the World Cup finals. There would be no margin for error in the first two matches.
“Once we are able to secure maximum points from the first two matches, we would have one leg at the World Cup.
“Afterwards, we would then begin to plan for the trophy. Focus and tactics must be for one match at a time. We cannot afford to falter.”