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U-20 World Cup: Keep agents away from Flying Eagles – Peterside warns



A former Nigeria goalkeeper, Idah Peterside, has warned the handlers of the country’s U-20 team to keep football agents far from the team to avoid distractions.

“I will tell them to play because at this age they want to play, they want to be seen. Already we are hearing information that our central defender wants to be signed by Bayern Munich, and our midfielder wants to be signed by Anderlecht; we don’t need that kind of distraction.

“Keep away the agents from these players and tell them to play for your country, play as a team, have team cohesion first then later the legacies of your performance will show,” Peterside said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday.

Having beaten the host team Argentina 2-0 to progress to the quarter-finals on Wednesday, the Nigerian team will face South Korea on Sunday for a chance to secure passage into the semi-final.