Argentina 2023: Brazil, Italy Are Also Scared Of Nigeria -Obuh 


John Obuh, says the Flying Eagles has all it takes to pull surprises at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina against Brazil and Italy, as both football top guns are scared of Nigeria.

Nigeria who will fly CAF’s flag at the biannual football tourney was drawn in the ‘group of death’ against five-time winners Brazil, 2017 bronze medalist Itlay, and the Dominican Republic.

Obuh in an exclusive chat ,he said “I don’t think that the names Brazil and Italy should make us frightened.

“One thing the media don’t understand about these underage games is, as you are talking about Brazil, so also Brazil is talking about Nigeria, same as Italy, so it’s vice versa.

“The most important thing is for Ladan Bosso to know what he’s doing, get his acts together, and make sure his boys know where they are going.

“This is what we regard as a junior World Cup, just like we play in the senior sides, this is the major competition of the junior teams.

“People that are in the senior team of their countries also played in the U20 World Cup, so we have to be very careful and get the best.”

Giving his candid opinion on Nigeria’s chances of qualifying from Group D.

“We cannot be the same, we must tell ourselves the truth. I don’t think Bosso will not add one, two, or three players to the team that we saw at AFCON U20 in Egypt.

“There are two things; he would rather add one or two more players to beef up his team, or improve on the playing of the players for them to perform better than what they did before