27th June, 2011
Former Golden Eagletsâ€™ coach, Fanny Amu has warned Nigeriaâ€™s U-23 Eagles not to celebrate their 3-1 victory over the Black Meteors of Ghana in the first leg of the All Africa Games qualifiers played on Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Edo State.
Amu, a former acting Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, said the result of the return leg of the encounter in Accra in a fortnight will determine whether Coach Austin Eguavoen and his team will celebrate or not, as the Ghanaian team are die-hard fighters who could turn the table around.
He noted that if Nigeria can hold Ghana in the return leg and the All Africa Games ticket is secured, then the U-23 Eagles can celebrate their victory.
â€œGhana are not pushover when it comes to football in Africa. They came to Nigeria with young experienced players, who are very mobile on ball. The outcome of the match in Benin was good, but we need to brace up for the challenges and get a good result in the return leg,â€ said Amu, who is optimistic that Nigeria will give their opponents a run for their money in the second leg tie.