Golden Eaglets are eyeing an early qualification to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U17 World Cup when they play Ecuador on Tuesday.
With three points already in the bags after a 4-2 win over Hungary in their first game, a victory against Ecuador will book a Round of 16 ticket for Nigeria.
It is the same with Ecuador who won their first game 2-1 against Australia.
Indeed, perseverance, persistence and determination characterized the Eaglets’ 4-2 win over Hungary, as they pushed and pushed until they got three goals in six minutes in the second half to turn the game on its head.
Tuesday’s top-of-the-table clash with Ecuador at the same Estadio Olimpico, starting at 9 pm Nigeria time, promises to be explosive, with both teams aware that victory would mean an early slot in the championship’s Round of 16.
"Our morale has been lifted even higher, and we will go into the match against Ecuador with greater determination to win.” Captain Samson Tijani told thenff.com.