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Garba: Golden Eaglets going for goals against Australia

*officials sweat on striker Olusegun

Golden Eaglets ‘ Head Coach Manu  Garba  has vowed  to press his wards to  go all out for  victory  when they come up against Australia in their last Group B match slated for Estadio Bezerrao in Brasilia.

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The Nigerian contingent arrived  Brasilia on Wednesday  ahead of today’s game against the Aussies who are looking for their first win  of the series after they lost previously to Ecuador (1-2) and drew with Hungary (1-1).

But  Garba has hinted that the Golden Eaglets  already through to the Round of 16, would show Australia no  favour in order to claim their third successive wins after their spirited 4-2 win against Hungary as well as the 3-2 win against Ecuador on Tuesday.   

“The game against Australia is like any other World Cup match; and we want to win and keep on the winning mentality and also be sure to top our group so we can play at Goiania,” Garba who will be 55 on December 31 told NationSport.

The Golden Eaglets have bowled over  Nigerians with their energetic  play  and have remarkably scored seven goals in two matches sans none from  the talismanic Olakunle Olusegun  who was the  leading  scorer before the team berthed in Brazil for the Mundial.

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But Garba is hopeful  that the 17-year- old Olusegun would overcome his scoring difficulties:“ For Kunle, we have been working on goal scoring exercises and psychological test for him. He needs  to be calm, concentrate and composed and most importantly, focused on the team work.”

Meanwhile, Garba  who previously supervised two of Nigeria’s  U-17 World Cup title in 2007 and 2013  has yet pleaded with mischief-maker to stay clear of his team as  the Golden Eaglets bid for a record six title in Brazil.

 “ I think every good Nigerian that has the country at heart should pray for the success of the National U17 team and not try to cause distractions,” he said.“ Here we are well focused on using our strength and all we can to defend the image of our great country, Nigeria.”

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