The Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation Technical and Development Committee, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, has praised the Golden Eaglets for a brilliant start to the defence of their FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2-0 defeat of USA in Santiago on Saturday.
Second half goals by Chukwudi Agor and Victor Osimhen gave the reigning world champions three points from their first game and immense confidence ahead of a potentially-explosive clash with host nation, Chile, on Tuesday night.
Anyansi-Agwu said: “I am quite delighted with the win by the Golden Eaglets. It is always great to start a major competition with a win. That win has given the team a lot of confidence for the remaining matches of the tournament.
“However, I am advising the boys to guard against complacency. It is only the beginning and it is only the diligent, able and courageous that will last to the end. I want them to take it one match at a time, and take each match very serious.”
The Eaglets dominated throughout but finished an anxious first half goalless, before they underscored their superiority in the second period.
Anyansi-Agwu added: “I have confidence in the team to go all the way. They should not only think of winning matches in the group phase, but have it at the back of their minds that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered them to win the Cup for a fifth time.”