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U-20 AFCON: Ladan Bosso counters Uganda allegation that Flying Eagles are overage

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The coach has defended the allegation from Uganda that they performed in opposition to ‘senior gamers’ after Nigeria ended their World Cup goals.

Nigeria’s U-20 coach Ladan Bosso has come out to dispel claims from his Ugandan colleague, Jackson Mayanja,  that his staff on the ongoing U-20 AFCON in Egypt is stuffed with overaged gamers.

Bosso defended his gamers in an unique chat with Pulse Sports activities Nigeria moments after the Flying Eagles secured a spot within the semifinals on Thursday night time.

Nigeria defeated East Africans Uganda 1-0 in a hard-fought win to e book a ticket to the FIFA World Cup and be part of Senegal within the final 4.

Uganda’s allegation

The allegation got here after the head-to-head battle between Nigeria’s Eagles and their Ugandan counterparts, the Hippos, within the second quarter-final on the U-20 AFCON.

<span class="description"> Uganda&#8217;s Jackson Mayanja does not consider his gamers confronted their age mates within the U-20 quarterfinal. </span>

The Hippos have been seeking to e book a World Cup ticket for the primary time of their historical past however had that dream shattered by U-20 AFCON report winners Nigeria.

An personal objective from Ibrahim Juma gifted Nigeria the win, with Uganda’s Mayanja popping out to allege that Bosso used overage gamers in Egypt.

<span class="description"> Captain Isma Mugulusi of Uganda tries to beat Nigeria&#8217;s Muhammed Ibrahim within the sport (FUFA Media) </span>

“I wish to say that CAF should do one thing (concerning the ages of gamers on this age group),” the Ugandan coach stated.

“If the soccer for the age group should go forward, to have the appropriate gamers on this age group, CAF should do one thing,” he added.

Bosso counters Mayanja

The Nigerian coach has now countered these claims as he informed Pulse Sports activities that the Hippos are those utilizing overaged gamers.

<span class="description"> Ladan Bosso has defended the ages of his gamers. </span>

“I feel they use extra overaged gamers than we do if that is the case, ” Bosso informed Pulse Sports activities Nigeria.

“As a result of they’re taller than us,” Bosso replied after he was requested why he believes Uganda used overaged gamers. “How do you establish (who’s) older? It’s peak.”

<span class="description"> Ladan Bosso says most of his boys are beneath the age of 20. </span>

“A very powerful factor is that these gamers, we the coaches or NFF will not be their dad and mom. So, the paperwork dropped at us by the dad and mom or brokers, that’s what we work with,” he added.

“And we ship these paperwork to the workplace to cross-check, if they’re okay we ship to CAF (and) they’ll verify. If there’s something, no drawback. However i consider that these boys, a few of them are even beneath 20.”

<span class="description"> Uganda and Nigeria confronted off in a keenly contested encounter within the U-20 AFCON. </span>

Nigeria has taken one other step nearer to the search of lifting the U-20 AFCON title for a report eighth time. The Flying Eagles have received the competitors seven instances, greater than some other staff.