Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has told his players they must step up their game against Senegal in today’s Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.

Aigbogun’s lads will battle their fellow West Africans for a place in the quarter-finals at the Lodz Stadium. Kick-off is 7.30pm Nigerian time.

The Flying Eagles only made it to the knockout stages as one of the four best third-placed teams in the competition.

The two-time finalists started the competition on a good note thrashing Qatar 4-0 but were far from convincing in the 2-0 defeat to the United States of America and the 1-1 draw against Ukraine.

Senegal on the other hand finished top of Group A with wins against Tahiti and Colombia and held hosts Poland to a draw.

The young Lions are also yet to concede a goal in the competition.

They head into the contest as the overwhelming favourites and Aigbogun reckoned his players will need to be at their best to win the game.