Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets head coach, Fatai Amoo has said his side will be facing their toughest challenge in Burkina Faso at the ongoing WAFU U17 Cup in Lome, Togo.
The five-time world champions will confront Burkinabe side in the semifinals of the sub-regional competition on Friday at the Stade Kegue.
The Eaglets were handed a rare semifinals berth after Ivory Coast defeated Ghana 3-1 in the last group’s match on Tuesday.
Nigeria and Ghana ended the three-team Group B campaign on one point apiece but Nigeria moved ahead to the last four on lesser goal deficits.
Amoo said the bench is working assiduously hard on the players to ensure their fitness and shape is top-notch ahead of the epic encounter against one of Africa’s youth football powerhouses.
“We are getting ready for the semifinals clash coming up on Friday. For now I cannot say if we are going to have some changes.
“We are working seriously on getting the players to be in the finest shape for the difficult and toughest clash, so far so good.
“Burkina Faso have shown good attacking threat by the number of goals scored in the competition especially against Benin Republic.
“I believe the clash will be the toughest for us in the competition but we are doing our very best to ensure we get the best result,” said the former Nigerian coach to spnafricanews.com.
Ivory Coast will engage Niger Republic in the second semifinals clash on Friday at the Stade Kegue.
Winners of the semifinals will fight for the top prize on Wednesday at the Stade Kegue and also qualify for the CAF U17 Cup of Nations slated for March 13 – 31 in Morocco.
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