Former Nigeria Under-20 national team coach, Tunde Disu has said the present crop of Flying Eagles will not make positive impact at the upcoming global championship in Turkey.
The fallen African champions climbed down from their exalted number one position to grab bronze courtesy of a 2-1 defeat of the Junior Eagles of Mali in the losers' game of the 2013 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) in Algeria.
Striker Aminu Umar's double helped his side avenge the opening group game 0-1 defeat to the Malians. Keita Tiekoro scored his side's consolation goal on Friday at the Ahmed Zabana Stadium in Oran.
Without mincing words, the former Flying Eagles' coach said the side "needs total overhauling to avoid a repeat poor performance as witnessed at the African tourney in Algeria."
"This team won't do well at the World Cup if we're to assess them with the standard exhibited at the Africa Youth Championship. It's a far cry of a standard expected from the title holders.
"The World Cup is another kettle of fish compared with the African tourney. The World Cup is more professional where you meet teams that are tactically and technically sound.
"The antidote I proffer to avert an embarrassing World Cup outing is thorough overhaul of the team."