John Obuh’s side need to win this encounter to put them in firm position to qualify for the knock-out stages after suffering 2-3 against Portugal in the opening fixture of the WYC
Nigeria will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they take on debutants Cuba in their second game at the World Youth Championship in Turkey. This clash billed for the Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri promises to be exciting as it will be the first time both teams will be facing at this level of football.
After putting up an uninspiring display against Portugal in their first game at the championship, John Obuh's team will be gunning for their first win against an outfit they know little or nothing about.
For the Caribbean island nation that have had little to celebrate on the international scene since making an appearance in the senior Fifa World Cup way back in 1938, the Cubans will be hoping for more than just a nod of recognition when the tourney comes to an end. The grabbed a ticket to this year’s competition after a fourth place finish at the Concacaf qualifying tournament.
Though Raul Gonzalez's side lost to Korea Republic narrowly in their opening fixture despite being ahead courtesy of Maykel Reyes, they will be relying on their speed and physical strength to dismiss the Africans who finished third in the Caf youth championship as they look towards grabbing their first win in the history of the tournament.
Knowing fully well that the reality of being expelled from this championship stares them in the face, John Obuh will be banking on his boys to put extra effort in this encounter and avoid complacency in terms of defending.
Abdul Ajagun will sure be a man to watch out for by the Cubasn after his brace nearly forced the Portuguese to a draw in their first fixture of the tournament.