U-20 World Cup: Onigbinde charges Flying Eagles to be focused
Former Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has charged the handlers of the Flying Eagles to remain unwavering as they prepare for the forthcoming 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Onigbinde while speaking yesterday in Lagos urged the Flying Eagles to put the third place position at the recently concluded African Youth Championship behind them.
The Flying Eagles are drawn in Group B alongside Cuba, North Korea and Portugal in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.
The Eagles were the defending champions, but could not retain the trophy they won in South Africa in 2011.
“We lost the championship, sad as it is, but we should not dwell too much on that; we have to prepare for the World Cup, the technical committee should consult among themselves.
“I know that the situation left Nigerians with mixed feelings; the bronze medal did not go down well with football fans.
“But at this point in time, we need to rally round the team and give our support to the Flying Eagles to have a superlative performance in Turkey,’’ Onigbinde said.
On his assessment of the country’s football development, the CAF and FIFA instructor said that his passion for the game had made him to regularly voice his views to the authorities.