Nigeria U23 national team coach Imama Amapakabo has revealed that his Olympic Eagles studied Zambia’s style of play and in order to clip them.
Amapakapo said they knew that Zambia played mostly on the wings and hence they made a contingency plan.
“From our study of them, we knew that always they are going to go to the right and keep a player wide on the left and they will try to find him. So we made a contingency plan for them and waited for them,” Imama said.
“They are a team that we prepared for that whenever they attack, they attack in the wings if the ball comes on top in the box whoever player comes shoots.”
Zambia took the lead through Patson Daka early in the first half but goals from Orji Okwonkwo, Kelechi Nwakali, and Taiwo Owoniyi turned things around and gave them a resounding 3-1 win over Young Copper Bullets.
Nigeria will square off with South Africa at the Al-Salaam Stadium while Zambia will play Ivory Coast on Friday at Cairo International Stadium in the final Group B match.
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