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Flying Eagles coach John Obuh is upbeat about his team's chances

Posted: 30 July 2012 Time: 09:41

Flying Eagles coach John Obuh is upbeat about the team's chances of progress after a 2-1 win away to Tanzania.

A first-half brace from Rangers striker Alhaji Gero put the Nigerian youngsters in the driving seat, and they held on for the win despite Alhaji Said's pull back in the second half.

"It was a good game but the home team came out the stronger in the second half. They had the advantage of having already started the qualifiers before us and also they were playing at home," Obuh said.

"But we knew we had to win this match even against a very smart Tanzanian team, who at a time almost got my team to play their long ball tactics.

"All the same, we still have a second leg to play, but we expect to reach the next round of the competition."

The second leg will be played at the Ilorin Stadium on August 11.

The winners of the tie will face the winners of another second round match between South Africa and Congo.

Congo won the first game at home 2-1.

Previous comments on this story...

Eligreat faith&works
posted: 01:55 pm
Congratulation to the flying eagles.
Speaker
posted: 02:43 pm
They got lucky...more work to be done Obuh
X'Tra9nja
posted: 03:51 pm
I hope that grand Pa sitting behind Obuh half asleep is not a playing member of the team or is that Rangers striker Alhaji Gero?
ayo-mathinz
posted: 03:54 pm
True talk,Mikel is a complete player.
chuka
posted: 06:02 am
I just don't trust you Obuh nor your team. But at the same breath, i wish the baby eagles good luck in their matches.Long live naija.
Fa2ma3
posted: 08:49 am
John Obuh is a reliable coach any time any day. I believe if had been allowed to tutor our national U-23,we would not have been missing out of the Olympic games. Because the team had enough materials and quality but the coach in charge is only an above - average coach,talking about Cerezo. This same Eguavoen cost Nigeria the nations cup ticket from the very first game he lost away to the Guineans. Obuh, confidently continue your good works, not only are Nigerians behind you but God is also behind you.
cyril.nwokeji@wol.be
posted: 11:53 pm
Please be careful the game is not yet won; we still have 90mins of action in Nigeria.
cyril.nwokeji@wol.be
posted: 11:55 pm
Please be careful the game is not yet won; we still have 90mins of action in Nigeria.
Mr dude
posted: 06:47 pm
Good job lads. But there's alot to b done....
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