A former international, Dahiru Sadi has tipped the Flying Eagles to go very far in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.
The national U-20 team are gunning for their first world title having finished as runners-up in 1989 (Saudi Arabia) and 2005 (Holland) and as third best in 1985 (Russia).
The Flying Eagles will kick-start their campaign in Poland with their first group match against Qatar on Friday.
Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, the former Flying Eagles and Super Eagles player expressed confidence that the team enjoyed adequate preparation which he said should be enough to take them far in Poland.
He also said a bit of luck will be necessary for the team to succeed as he maintained that luck plays an important role in all human endeavours.
“I am confident that with the preparations they had, the Flying Eagles will go very far in Poland.
“The NFF ensured the team received adequate preparation for the tournament so if they work hard and stay focused, they will succeed.
“I also pray for the team to be lucky because luck plays a crucial role in everything we do as human beings,” he said.
Sadi also said his confidence is based on the new players that were brought into the team after the AFCON championship in Niamey.
He expressed hope that the newly introduced strikers in the team would deliver the goals in Poland.
“It is also worthy to note that after the tournament in Niger, the coach beefed up the squad with more quality players.
“I believe the team is now more formidable than what we saw in Niamey. The new boys in the attack should be able to make a difference in Poland,” said the Coordinator of the National U-23 team.