We will beat Ghana"- Nigerian coach
(From Veronica Commey, GNA Special Correspondent in
Lome Togo, Courtesy Ministry of Education, Science and
Lome, March 15, Ghanadot/GNA - Nigerian coach, Ayidele Telle
has fired the first salvo ahead of his side's meeting with
Ghana Black Starlets at the ongoing African U-17
Championship scheduled for Saturday.
The Coach told the GNA Sports immediately after his team's
2-1 win over Burkina Faso that “we will beat Ghana” just
after their victory made them the first to qualify to the
next stage of the competition.
Though Nigerians might have laboured to beat the Burkinabes,
coach Telle insists beating Ghana soundly in the last Group
B game is a must for his side.
"The boys made a lot of mistakes today but we managed to win
all the same and I’m more than convinced that we will defeat
Ghana on Saturday".
Coach Telle claimed his side is near excellent and will cut
Ghana to size regardless of the level of opposition the
Starlets will pose.
Nigeria remains the highest goal scorers so far after they
hammered Eritrea 8-0 in a group opener last Sunday.
Ghana and Nigeria are tipped by bookmakers to make the final
scheduled for Sunday, March 25.
The coach rubbished the comparison that makes Ghana start as
favourites due to the fact that the Starlets scored a goal
more than Nigeria in their game against Burkina Faso".
"What do you mean by bigger margin?, "Burkina must be
thankful that we missed a penalty along the way else it will
have been another goal galore game”.
Nigeria had to fight back to pull a late equalizer in the
first half before wrapping up victory at the dying minutes
of regulation time.