The Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has apologized to Nigerians for the below average performance of his wards in the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations which ended on Sunday in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Aigbogun speaking to Sportinglife.ng on telephone said he was deeply touched for the Nigerian lads not going beyond the semi final and losing the third place place match on penalties against their South Africa opponent.
He said luck was another factor that worked against his boys in the competition having missed several chances both semi final and 3rd place matches which ended on penalties.
The former Enyimba F.C chief coach revealed that the entire team would be overhauled and new players to be invited to fight for a shirt ahead of FIFA U -20 world cup this year in Poland.
” First I must thank God that we qualify for the world cup in Poland which is very important for any nation that participated in the competition. My second target was winning the junior AFCON in Niger which did not work out as planned. We actually prepared well at home but we needed quality international friendly matches before the championship. Now that we are in for the world cup. We need to play quality matches as part of our preparations to enable us make an impact at the world level. I must say we are sorry for not reaching final of the U-20 AFCON. Aigbogun apologized.