After leading Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles to a remarkable win against Tanzania, the team head coach Salisu Yusuf has said the team achieved the most important thing.
The Nigeria side had to work extra hard in the second half to secure a 2-0 win over the hard-fighting Young Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the second leg of the qualifier.
During a post-match conference, Salisu said they did not have enough time to train together and it was very evident in the game.
“The first half wasn’t easy because of the weather. They were very compact and often hit us on the counter. Our build-up was slow and we found it difficult to penetrate. We had to step up our circulation and the ball moved well.
It’s all about team building. There was no connection at that stage. How many days did we converge? It is not easy building a team. We won the game and that’s most important”, he said.