U-17 W/Cup Semi Final: Eaglets Coach Beckons On Sweden

After unlocking Uruguay in Saturday’s quarter final match of the U-17 World Cup at the Sharjah FC Stadium courtesy of a brace by Taiwo Awoniyi, Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, and Manu Garba said playing Sweden in the semi-final on Tuesday would be a dream match.
The Golden Eaglets had to draw on their rich experience to draw 3-3
against the Europeans in their preliminary Group F match in Al Ain
penultimate week, but Manu said it would be a different ball game when the two teams meet again in the semi-final at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai.
With a total of 20 goals in five matches, the Golden Eaglets remains
the best attacking team at the U-17 FIFA World Cup UAE 2013 and Manu
said his wards would be battle-ready for the Swedes.
“I want to congratulate the boys for a job well done today against
Uruguay and Sweden should be ready for our firework in the semi-final
match on Tuesday,” he said. “We have learned so much playing against Sweden the last time but we shall be ready for them this time around.”
With African champions Cote d’Ivoire bundled out by Argentina via a
2-1 in an earlier match played at the same Stadium, Manu noted the
onus is now on the Golden Eaglets to carry the banner of the
continent.
” It is unfortunate that our African brothers, Cote d’Ivoire are
already out of the tournament but we are going to fly the flag of
the continent since so much would be expected from us”, he
noted in the locker room.


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