Golden Eaglets have been warned to beware of Hungary dangerman, Andras Nemeth when both teams clash in their opening match of the 2019 U-17 World Cup finals Saturday in Goiania
Kick-off of the match on Saturday is 9pm in Nigeria, which is four hours ahead of Goiania.
According to a Nigerian plying is trade in Belgium Royal Excel Mouscron Football Club, Taiwo Awoniyi, Nemeth is one of the best young strikers in Belgium, where he has already been pushing for first-team place at champions KRC Genk.
He told a Belgium News Agency in one of the previews for the tie that Nemeth was one of the stars as Hungary shone at the UEFA U-17 Championships to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil after a 34-year absence.
“Fans back in his home in Hungary were full of praises for the young lad after they qualified from the Euro group for the World Cup. They are looking forward for a repeat of that performance in Brazil,” said Awoniyi.
The other star for Hungary is giant goalkeeper Krisztian Hegyi, who is with Premier League club West Ham and will be one of the tallest in Brazil as he stands 1.93 metres.
Incidentally, both Nigeria and Hungary are clashing again since China 1985, when the Eaglets won 3-1 on their way to landing the maiden U17 FIFA championship.
Eaglets’ assistant coach Nduka Ugbade captained Nigeria to victory on the day.