Ahead of their opening group game against Zambia, the head coach of Golden Eaglets Nduka Ugbade has admitted that their group is a difficult one.
Nigeria is drawn in a tough Group B that also includes Zambia, South Africa and Morocco, one that Ugbade regards as the tournament’s group of death.
“This is a very difficult group. I believe that one team from this group will get to the final, but that is just my thinking. Football is not calculated that way.
“There are many good teams in the tournament, and even Somalia who are making their debut can surprise,” he noted.
The former Nigerian international believes the unique characteristics of his team will sail them through.
“We are a relentless team, a team that pursues every opponent till the end of the 90 minutes. We are unique in the way we play,” the coach told CAF media.