How Far Can Bosso's U-20 Boys Go In The World Cup In Argentina?
Brief Observations on Bosso's Slightly Tweaked Squad To Argentina.
In the recently concluded U-20 Afcon, Bosso's boys conceded only two goals in the entire tournament: against champions Senegal and runners up Gambia. So, it is fair to say that defence wasn't the major problem.
Chijioke Aniagboso is a safe pair of hands in goal with the likes of Bameyi, Agbalaka and Fredricks proving to be credible promontory at the back for the Flying Eagles.
The midfield missed the dynamic (fan favourite) Daniel Daga in the Afcon hence it didn't really tick with the likes of Ogbelu and the ineffective Mohammed Aminu whilst the centre attack lacked bite which led to the discarding of strikers Olamilekan Adams and Francis Ayuba as major casualties.
So, Bosso has bolstered the midfield with foreign based professionals in AC Milan's U19 star Victor Eletu and Bulgaria-based Tochukwu Nadi. The return to fitness of Daniel Daga is welcome development. These players will be key to bringing the possibilities inherent in Bosso's 4-3-3 formation to life.
Botev Plodiv centre-forward Emmanuel Umeh and the untested Mavlon FC striker Salem Fago have been given the opportunity to fly in front after KAA Gent striker Ahmed Abdullahi faltered in the Afcon - he will not be going to Argentina.
All in all, I am getting a good vibe for this team.
On paper, I think they have what it takes to come back home with Bronze medals from the World Cup. They have been together for a while now. This spells good for their understanding and communication.
They are well conditioned athletes who won the Wafu tournament and came third behind the worthy best and second best Under-20 teams in Africa at the moment.
If they maintain their discipline with high level concentration and improve with each passing game, then they can prove critics wrong.
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