Flying Eagles of Nigeria will begin their 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup with an easy game against Qatar on Friday, reports Futbalgalore.com.
And as the Flying Eagles start their campaign on Friday against Qatar, defender Valentine Ozornwafor will be looking to chalk out a perfect roadmap as the libero.
Ozornwafor said: I will like to appreciate God for the wonderful opportunity to play for my fatherland. It’s a huge task. Am happy with the chance.”
The lanky lad is known for his outstanding defensive qualities. He featured prominently for the Flying Eagles during the qualifiers.
“Last year we began the process with games against Guinea Bissau and Mauritania. We played at the WAFU Cup and Nations Cup. Now we are here at the World Cup.
“All I can say is that it has been God that kept us to this level and am very happy.
“It will be huge for us. It will be top level football. European football and African football are two different things. It will be a hard to crack playing against white men. With our heads and bodies down, we would scale through.
Ozornwafor went on to add that he sees the team performing in Poland but it will be step-by-step.
“We lost in the finals in 1989 and 2005. We have what it takes to the win the World Cup for Nigeria. Right now our major target is winning our first match against Qatar. If we keep winning games, the dream will be a reality. If you ask me I will like to take it step-by-step.