The Flying Eagles must improve their offensive strength and endeavor to score the first goal in their semi-final clash of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic with Mali, according to Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.
The Flying Eagles will face The Eagles of Mali at Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey at 4:30pm today and the Paul Aigbogun-led side has scored only three goals in their three matches so far.
Rohr said: ”Now the semi-finals are decided after one game. We know it is a Cup game so these are special matches.
“This match between Nigerians and Malians seems very open. Both teams have shown great things since the beginning of the tournament.”It is important in this game to score the first goal and to have a good defense which Nigeria has.
”I saw both play their last match in Niamey. Mali also made a good impression. Nigeria lacks a bit of offensive strength.
“Mali earned a deserved victory in its match against Ghana so we can just say that it’s going to be a good match and very tight especially.”