FIFA U-20 : I Invited Players Based On Form – Bosso

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Flying Eagles head coach, Ladan Bosso, has revealed that all the players he invited for the FIFA U-20 W’Cup are in top forms, npflupdates reports.

Bosso made the revelation on Wednesday, during a session with Owngoal Nigeria. And according to Bosso, he’s putting a finishing touch to his team.

Bosso will in the coming days announce his squad for the FIFA U-20 W’Cup. And while speaking to the media, he revealed that his side are filled with fit players.

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Some notable players were conspicuously missing in the camp, and the Bosso explained the reasons. According to Bosso, players’ fitness is a factor he considers a lot, otherwise, wrong invitations can be sent to unmerited individuals.

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“What we’re trying to do is put the finishing touch to our preparations. What are the finishing touches, which is trying to blend the professionals(Foreign-based) we’ve invited,” he told OwngoalNigeria.

“Thank God, everything about the professionals has been positive. We’ve been able to Google and download and get the statistics of the appearances of the foreign players we have Invited, in the last ten matches.”

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Further in his words, the tactician explained that players with questionable positions in their clubs isn’t welcomed in his camp.

Also, he admitted trying to avoid a mistake his counterpart Salisu Yusuf , head coach of the Olympic Eagles.

Yusuf in his quest of qualifying Nigeria for the next Olympic games invited players from poor leagues. And shockingly, even a player from a 9th division in English football was invited. Hence the team’s poor performance, and lack of qualification for the AFCON U-23.

So, Bosso, is trying everything possible to avoid such a path. Hence his decision to invite in-form players.

“So, if you’re it a regular player in your team, you can’t be here. All we are trying to do is to avoid the mistakes made by the under-23.

“Because, it’s a grave mistake inviting players that you don’t know their form. So, we have to take our corrections from there. And I think all things being equal, we are on the right way.”

At the FIFA U-20 W’Cup, Nigeria will play Dominican Republic, Italy and five-time champions Brazil.

The tournament will hold between 20 May, to 11 June 2023.

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