Ex-Golden Eaglets star Ganiyu Bolaji Oseni has advised the country’s team at the FIFA U17 World Cup to remain focused, but should have no fear when they face back-to-back European champions Holland in tomorrow’s Round of 16 clash.
The winners of this second round showdown will then come up against the winners of the tie between Argentina and Paraguay.
Oseni, who won the FIFA U17 World Cup with Nigeria at Korea 2007, told SCORENigeria that he believes can again be world champions as the players are good enough and the coaches have done it previously.
“My advice to the players is to be focused, this is the beginning of their career and should not think they are the best yet. They should respect their opponents but should not be afraid of them,” Oseni told SCORENigeria
“I believe they can make us proud.
“They have a strong team and I believe in the coaching crew, they have done it before and they can do it again, so we are waiting for them to bring the trophy home again.”
Oseni, who has scored seven goals in 13 league games in Vietnam this season, has played for Long An, Can Tho, Binh Duong, Hoang Anh Gia Lai, Kien Giang (all in Vietnam), Esperance (Tunisia), CSKA Moscow (Russia) and Kahramanmaraspor (Turkey).
He has represented Nigeria at U17 and U23 levels