Amaju Malvin Pinnick has charged Nigeria U17 team to at all cost win their game against Ghana U17 today at Stade de Kegue, Togo.
According to the Nigeria Football Federation President, Nigerians are more concerned about a win and how the Young Eagles will win against Ghana.
Nigeria lost their first game against Cote d’Ivoire with a defeat or draw against the Black Starlet today send them packing.
“Nigerians don’t want to know about tactics, just go, play and win the game. The mentality of Nigerians is winning, they don’t care how you win, just win. Winning gives Nigerians a lot of joy,” Pinnick stated when he interacted with the team at Novella Star Hotel in Lome.
“So, I just want to crave your indulgence to represent Nigeria well. I’m happy that I can see all the players in this U 17 team, I can see that we have the youngest team in this tournament, which of course, I’m very proud of.”
“It is a developmental football at this level. It does not mean that we do not want to win. Nigerians want you to win so that you will be celebrated. We want you to be celebrated, and it is very important that we must win. Just work hard and ensure we beat Ghana. The attitude we always display is that we can do it. That is the spirit under my leadership in the Nigeria Football Federation and that is what we expect from you.”
The second Group B game kicks-off at 4 pm.