For players to excel at the World Youth soccer championship in Argentina
By Rasheed Adewuyi
Former Flying Eagles midfielder Paul Okoku says the technical crew of the national U-20 team must have a blue print for their players if they want to excel at the World Youth soccer championship in Argentina later this month.
Okoku in an exclusive interview with Sports Joust disclosed that the blue print will guide the coaches and the players on how to execute their game plans before and during all their matches in the competition.
“Coach Ladan Bosso should assign roles to his assistants and analyze their reports with them at the end of every training and matches. They should work together in unity for the progress of the team” he said
On the chances of the Flying Eagles qualifying from their group, Okoku said ” every team that qualify for a prestigious tournament like this has equal chances of winning the trophy. Football to me is like cookies. It breaks unconventionally. Every one has equal chance to win the coveted trophy in Argentina ”
The former Abiola Babes FC of Abeokuta player advised that all the players and their coaches should abstain from any bad behavior that may prevent the team from making any meaningful impact in the tournament.
Okoku also stressed that he was happy that coach Ladan Bosso was given the second chance to be in charge of the Flying Eagles adding that we all make mistake in life
The Flying Eagles finished as runners–up in Saudi Arabia in 1989 and in the Netherlands in 2005. They were bronze medalists in USSR in 1985
Nigeria will play in group D with Brazil, Italy and Dominican Republic. The competition kicks off on May 20, 2023 and ends on June 11, 2023.