Coach Bosso Reveals What Helped Nigeria Beat Argentina To End Unwanted World Cup Record

Coach Bosso Reveals What Helped Nigeria Beat Argentina To End Unwanted World Cup Record

Ibitoye Shittu
June 1, 2023 at 8:27 AM
  • Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Wednesday night, 31 May, beat Argentina 2-0
  • The Nigerian side thereby qualified for the quarter-final of the Under 20 World Cup
  • Coach Ladan Bosso and his players will face Ecuador or Korea Republic in the quarter-final

Ladan Bosso, the coach of the Flying Eagles of Nigeria has disclosed that he and his players actually had a game plan before facing Argentina in the Under 20 World Cup round of 16 clash.

The Flying Eagles were excellent on Wednesday night, May 31, beating the hosts 2-0 in what was a challenging battle between these two foes.

Going into this encounter, the Flying Eagles lost their last group game against Brazil but qualified as the best losers. Argentina on the other hand won all their three games and they were tipped to go far.

Ladan Bosso, Flying Eagles, Under 20, Argentina
Flying Eagles' coach Ladan Bosso in action. Photo by Marcio Machado
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Many fans of the Flying Eagles thought the Argentines would thrash Ladan Bosso and his wards, but the Nigerian Under 20 side excelled.

Who scored for Nigeria?

Ibrahim Muhammad netted the first goal for the Flying Eagles in the 61st minute before Rilwanu Sarki fired in the second at the death to give Nigeria an incredible win.

According to reports on Complete Sports and Daily Post, Ladan Bosso explained that their win over Argentina was not a big deal.

Bosso reacts to win over Argentina

“We had a game plan against Argentina, and we stuck to it. Beating Argentina is no big deal.''

This is the first time the Flying Eagles beat a South American team at the U-20 World Cup since their debut in the competition in 1983.

Nigeria beat Argentina

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how the Flying Eagles of Nigeria are through to the quarter-final of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina.

Ladan Bosso’s side defeated hosts, Argentina, right inside the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario on Wednesday night.

Coming into the Round of 16 as one of the best losers, having finished third in Group D in the preliminary rounds, the African nation proved they are a side to be reckoned with.

It was all about the Nigerian side in the early exchanges as the Flying Eagles pressed high while maintaining possession.

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