U-20 World Cup: Bosso satisfied with Flying Eagles’ draw in friendly against Colombia
Flying Eagles head coach, Ladan Bosso admitted Tuesday’s friendly against Colombia has strengthened the team ahead of their participation at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Bosso’s side rallied from two goals down to hold the South Americans to a 3-3 draw in Buenos Aires.
“I am happy with the result. This will bolster the team mentally and psychologically for the World Cup starting in a few days,” he stated.
“The match has provided us with a stiff test and has also strengthened us for the big task ahead. We are focused on the big challenge ahead, which is to put up a creditable performance that will match the pedigree of our country at this championship.”
The Flying Eagles are drawn in Group D with Dominican Republic, Italy and Brazil.
The West Africans will take on the Dominican Republic in their first game in Mendoza on Sunday.
Italy will be their next opponent on May 24, while they will round up their group stage campaign against five-time winners Brazil three days later.
Nigeria has made it to the final of the competition twice in the past.