Golden Eaglets head coach Nduka Ugbade has expressed confidence that his side will subdue Cote d’Ivoire in the semi-finals of the U-17 WAFU B on Tuesday.
The last four of the regional qualifying tournament will kick off today (Tuesday) with Nigeria, hosts Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso vying for the two available tickets for next year’s U-17 AFCON in Algeria.
The first semi-finals is between the Eaglets and Cote d’Ivoire inside the Cape Coast Stadium.
While the second semi-final clash will see Ghana battle Burkina Faso.
And speaking ahead of the tie with Cote d’Ivoire, Ugbade described it as the most important match for his team.
“By the special grace of God we will subdue Ivory Coast and qualify,” Ugbade said on Brila FM.”Because like I said to them the trophy is not important you must win the last match to win the trophy and this is not the last match this is the most important match, win this one and you are assured to get to the finals in Algeria.”
To get to this stage the Eaglets beat Ghana 4-2 in the opening game in Group A before overcoming Togo 3-1 in their second group game.
The U-17 AFCON in Algeria will serve as qualifiers for the World Cup in Peru.
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