Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Melvin Pinnick has charged the Golden Eaglets to go all out and defeat Ghana in the WAFU B Under 17 tournament on Saturday evening.
The Eaglets lost their first game of the competition to Cote D’Ivoire by a lone goal on Wednesday and the NFF boss has urged them to secure a win against Ghana.
“Nigerians don’t want to know about tactics, just go, play and win the game. The mentality of Nigerians is winning, they don’t care how you win, just win. Winning gives Nigerians a lot of joy,” Pinnick stated when he interacted with the team at Novella Star Hotel in Lome.
“So, I just want to crave your indulgence to represent Nigeria well. I’m happy that I can see all the players in this U 17 team, I can see that we have the youngest team in this tournament, which of course, I’m very proud of.”
“It is a developmental football at this level. It does not mean that we do not want to win. Nigerians wants you to win so that you will be celebrated. We want you to be celebrated, it is very important that we must win. Just work hard and ensure we beat Ghana. The attitude we always display is that we can do it. That is the spirit under my leadership in the Nigeria Football Federation and that is what we expect from you.”
A defeat or draw with Ghana will see the Golden Eagles exiting the tournament.