Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – (African Boulevard News) – The Golden Eaglets coach, Nduka Ugbade, has been warned against making hasty decisions when selecting his players for their next encounter against Burkina Faso in the ongoing 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations. According to former Nigeria midfielder, Garba Lawal, the coach must exercise caution and avoid gambling with his selection.
Ahead of the crucial match, Lawal urged Ugbade to carefully assess his team and make calculated decisions to avoid costly mistakes that could derail their campaign. “It’s important for the coach to take his time and evaluate each player’s performance before deciding on the starting lineup,” Lawal said.
He further advised Ugbade to consider the opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and strategize his team’s selection accordingly. “Burkina Faso is a tough team, and they will come out to win. The coach must be strategic in his selection to counter their tactics,” Lawal added.
It is worthy of note that the Golden Eaglets had previously suffered a defeat in their opening game of the tournament against Ghana, a situation which makes the upcoming clash with Burkina Faso a must-win game.
Ugbade has also been warned about the importance of effective communication with his players. Lawal urged him to build a strong relationship with his team members and create a cohesive unit. “The coach must be a good communicator, and his players must understand his philosophy and style of play,” Lawal said.
In addition to player selection, Ugbade has also been advised to focus on team discipline. Lawal stated that good discipline would go a long way in ensuring a successful campaign. “The players must be disciplined and adhere to the coach’s instructions. Without discipline, the team will struggle to achieve its objectives,” Lawal added.
In conclusion, the Golden Eaglets coach, Nduka Ugbade, has been warned against gambling with his selection ahead of their crucial encounter against Burkina Faso in the ongoing 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations. Garba Lawal, a former Nigerian midfielder, advised the coach to carefully evaluate his team before making any hasty decisions. He also urged Ugbade to consider effective communication and team discipline as crucial tools for success in the tournament.