…NIGERIA TEAM TO BEAT -HAMILTON

By NBF News
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Nigerian former international, Paul Hamilton, has said that Nigeria's Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, is now ready to face any team at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Colombia.

This followed Nigeria's spirited 1-0 defeat of the English team early Thursday's morning in the round of 16 which booked them a place in the last eight of the biennial global football fiesta.

Edafe Egbedi got Nigeria's lone goal at the 52nd minute off Kayode Olarenwaju's well taken cross.

Hamilton who poured encomium on the Nigerians for breaking the strong defence wall mounted by England throughout the encounter said that the Coach John Obuh-tutored side was sure to go places at the tournament.

'England played defensive throughout the game preferring to stay back instead of moving forward.

'For Nigeria to have been able to beat such team means that there is hope, the English opposition will toughen them and give them more confidence.

'The English team was quite formidable and I think any team she meets now will be easier because her confidence level has increased with the England game. 'So, it is a joyous moment for Nigeria, it is a great moment for us.' The Nigeria's former coach also made excuses for Ahmed Musa's not too impressive performance, however, charged the reigning African champions not to be carried away by their successes.