U-20 Striker Kayode Expects a Crunch Tie Against Uruguay Remains Upbeat.

Kayode Olarenwaju.
Kayode Olarenwaju.

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles striker Kayode Olarenwaju said he expects a very tough physical battle against Uruguay in their FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-final clash on Tuesday.

Nigeria will hope to emerge winner of the clash to progresses into the round of 16 as they seek to clinch their first World Cup title at the level.

Meanwhile, the scorer of the match-winner against South Korea believes coach John Sam Obuh’s side will have to replicate their form against the Asians in tomorrow’s encounter to scale through.

“Uruguay are a very hard and physical side and we expect them to again be so on Tuesday. We won’t underrate them,” said Kayode.

“We watched them against Uzbekistan and they are really good going forward but I think their defence has not been really tested.

“We had a good game against Korea and we now hope to do even better against Uruguay to reach the quarterfinals.”

Interestingly, Kayode grabbed a late equaliser for Flying Eagles against the South Americans in an invitational tournament in South Korea two years ago. The encounter ended two goals apiece.

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