Bosso’s Flying Eagles Underated Uganda In U-20 Quarter-final
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Flying Eagles Coach, Ladan Bosso has poured encomium on his boys following their qualification for the 2023 U-20 World Cup on Thursday.
The Flying Eagles edged Uganda 1-0 to book their place in the last four at the Suez Canal Stadium in Ismailia on Thursday and also became the second Africa nation to qualify for the 23rd edition of the global football fiesta holding in Indonesia in May.
Ladan Bosso and his Flying Eagles soared to the last four courtesy of Ibrahim Juma’s own goal at the half hour mark in Ismailia.
The Hippos of Uganda enjoyed possession but they lacked the cutting edge to beat Chijioke Aniagboso in the Nigerian goal.
Isma Mugulusi, Travis Mutyaba and Ivan Irinimbabazi all came close but failed to beat the towering Aniagboso which has impressed the Nigeria U20 boss.
Speaking after the match, Bosso conceded that he never expected the Ugandans to give them so much troubles.
“The Ugandan team is very compact and I never expected them to give us such a herculean task but we thank god we had our plans for the match and we worked on them,” Bosso said after the match.
“The Hippos are very composed, compact and I believe that most of their players are in their local league.
“The quality I have seen in this tournament in the coming years African teams will play in the FIFA World Cup final.”
The Flying Eagles will be hoping to secure their eighth title but they will have to face the winner in Friday’s quarter-final in Alexandria between The Gambia and debutants South Sudan.