Former Flying Eagles head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has warned the team not to rest on their oars especially as they progress to the semi-final of the Under-20 African Championship competition.
Amuneke who is the Head Coach of Tanzania, told the youngsters to expect a tough duel in their semi-final fixture against Mali at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger.
The seven times African champions are billed to face Mali in the last four tie at the Seyni Kountche Stadium, Niamey on Wednesday.
The Malians booked a spot in the semi-final on Saturday after fighting tooth and nail to secure a 1-0 win against Ghana at the Maradi Stadium.
The Flying Eagles finished in second position in the group behind title favourites, Senegal.
The Nigerian young lads sealed a spot in the semi-final on Friday after edging out hosts Niger 1-0 in their final Group A clash.
“Our players have to do more of team work. The semi final match against Mali would be explosive and would be an interesting one,” Amuneke pointed in an interview at the Seyni Kountche Stadium.
Adding that “If we play as a team rather than players doing their individual thing, we would come out on top,” he affirmed.