Flying Eagles captain Mike Zaruma condemns team’s poor performance


The draw with Côte d’Ivoire in their WAFU B U20 Tournament opener last Sunday fell short of what is expected of Nigeria, Flying Eagles captain Mike Zaruma has said, and has vowed that the team would redeem their image and make amends with a win against arch-rivals Ghana, today.

Nigeria were leading through Christopher Nwaeze’s second half goal and almost had victory wrapped up but the Baby Elephants struck late on, after Nwaeze saw red, to snatch a draw.

However, Zaruma says the team has resolved to make Nigeria proud, and get back in the good books of their coaches by ensuring they triumph against bitter rivals, Ghana.

The WAFU B U20 tournament in Benin Republic serves as qualifiers for next year’s U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania, which will determine Africa’s flagbearers at the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia.