Nigeria’s next opponents in the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifiers, Sudan, are already scared of their prospects of taking on Imama Amapakabo’s star-studded squad.
Footballlive.ng can report that, following the Olympic Eagles’ 4-0 pounding of Libya in the second leg of their series on Monday, Sudan’s coach, Zdravko Logarusic is apprehensive of his side’s chances against Amapakabo’s boys come June.
Sudan will play the first leg at home in Omdurman on June 5, before travelling to Nigeria for the reverse fixture on June 9, and the Croatian tactician is already filled with trepidation over the possibility of his side making it to the U23 AFCON fixed for November in Egypt.
After qualifying at the expense of Kenya on Monday, Sudan’s gaffer is now cagey over his team’s chance of scaling over defending champions, Nigeria into the continental finals, where Africa’s representatives to the 2020 Olympic Games’ men’s soccer event in Tokyo, Japan will emerge.
Logarusic confessed: “Our chances against Nigeria are very slim. They have good players playing in elite leagues; compared to ours, who are in the second and third divisions.”