John Obuh is very positive about the chances of the Golden Eaglets against USA on Sunday
Former Golden Eaglets coach, John Obuh, has tipped the current team to kick off their FIFA U-17 World Cup holding in Chile.
The Emmanuel Amuneke led side will face the United States of America in their first game on Sunday, October, 18 and Obuh is very positive about their chances.
"We need to give them all the necessary support. And judging by their performances in some of the warm-up games they played, I believe they have what it takes to beat USA,” Obuh said in an interview with Brila FM.
"I think when it comes to the U-17 World Cup, the USA are not that a big team. So I believe the Eaglets will emerge victorious," Obuh said.
Obuh is experienced in this tournament, having led a Nigerian U-17 side to second-place finish in Nigeria in 2009.
"They need to be focus especially in the first game because it is very important to get off to a winning start. If they get a win against USA, it will give them the morale boost in subsequent games," he said.