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    Nigeria: Golden Eaglets Head Coach Expresses Fears Ahead of Crucial Clash Against Morocco at U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

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    Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets head coach Nduka Ugbade has expressed his fears ahead of Nigeria’s crucial Group B clash against Morocco’s Atlas Cubs at the ongoing 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.

    With both teams having won their opening matches, a win for Nigeria will virtually guarantee qualification from the group, but a defeat will mean they have to win their final game against Ghana to progress to the knockout stage.

    Ugbade, a former Nigerian international, has predicted that the upcoming showdown against Morocco will be a tactical battle. He believes the North Africans are a well-structured team, and his side will have to be at their best to secure the win.

    “Morocco is a very good team. They have a good organization, and they are very tactical,” Ugbade said. “We know that it will be a tactical battle. We are going to try our best to win the match and qualify from the group.”

    Morocco defeated Ghana 2-1 in their opening match, while the Nigerians secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Congo. Nigeria will need to be careful against the Moroccans, who possess a potent attacking threat that’s capable of causing an upset.

    The key to Nigeria’s success in this encounter will be their defense, which performed admirably in the opening match. The defensive partnership of Maryam Abubakar and Musa Haruna will have to be at their best to keep out the Moroccan attackers.

    In the midfield, the Golden Eaglets will rely on the duo of Usman Bala and Ibrahim Ahmed to control the pace of the game and provide a solid platform for the Nigerian attackers to thrive.

    “We need to be very careful in the midfield and defense. We have to stay focused and disciplined throughout the game,” Ugbade said.

    Nigeria has a rich history in the U-17 African Cup of Nations, having won the tournament five times. They will be hoping that they can add a sixth title to their collection, but they will need to overcome a gritty Moroccan team to do so.

    The Golden Eaglets will face Morocco on May 19 at the Stade Municipal in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It promises to be an epic encounter that will test the mettle of both teams and could be decided by tactical nous.

    As the tournament progresses, fans around the world will be keeping a close eye on Nigeria’s performances, and they will be hoping that the Golden Eaglets can replicate their past glories and make the nation proud.

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