Joseph Dosu: Nigeria U-20 can still defend title

The former Super Eagles net minder believes the Flying Eagles can still defend the African title despite a shaky start

As Nigerians expect the Flying Eagles to do well at the African Youth Championship in Algeria, former international Josehp Dosu in a chat with predicted that the John Obuh-led boys have what it takes to defend the trophy they won two years ago.

“If you look at the team Obuh took to this championship, six of the players that were there two years ago are also involved in this one. So, talking about experience, we have it,” said Dosu.

“All we need to do is wish them good luck so that they can get their foot right which will enable them pick the maximum points, and from there forge ahead,” he said.

When asked on what could be the teams’ greatest undoing in Algeria, Dosu believes overconfidence could spell doom.

  “They should not underrate any opponent because they are African champions. All they need do is concentrate well, take their chances as they come, grab as many goals as possible, and with these, our lads will return home as champions,” Dosu concluded.

Nigeria will qualify for the World Youth Championship in Turkey if they defeat Congo DR and Gabon in their next games.