The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, has charged Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, to go for all three points against Brazil in their final group game at the FIFA U20 World Cup to sustain their winning mentality.
He spoke shortly after the two-time World Cup silver medallists stunned Italy 2-0 in Mendoza on Wednesday to soar to the top of Group D at the ongoing global fiesta in Argentina, with a commanding performance that left the Italians and their thousands of supporters flustered and crest-fallen at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina.
Pre-game, the bookmakers had the encounter all in favour of the Italians, who overran Brazil with three goals in a rapturous first 45 minutes on Sunday against the Flying Eagles, the pacy Italians could not find their rhythm.
“I want you to celebrate but to quickly put this behind you and focus on the game against Brazil. Nigerians are proud of what you have achieved in qualifying for the knockout stages after only two matches. But we must sustain the winning mentality, so we have to go for victory against the Brazilians on Saturday.
“Once the winning mentality is sustained, we can go all the way,” said Gusau.