Amuneke Salutes Golden Eaglets

In a post match analysis after his side’s thrilling 5-0 whitewash of mouthful Gabon at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar at the weekend, Golden Eaglets’ Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has nothing but huge praises for his fledging side.
Comparison between the current Golden Eaglets and their 2013 FIFA World Cup-winning predecessors is inevitable, but the 1994 African Footballer of the Year has awarded pass marks to his wards.
“Frankly, it is an important moment for us today because there had been a lot of tension in the air,” he said. “Being the defending champions and losing 2-1 to Gabon (in Libreville), a lot of people lost faith but we thank God that we were able to take our chances against them today.”
Amuneke expressed satisfaction after the Golden Eaglets who had suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat amidst claims of biased officiating under an unfriendly sporting environment in Libreville, ran riots against the visitors in Calabar.
He said: “I told the boys that we should take the game to them and that was exactly what we did. And we have to thank God for making it possible for us to take those chances we created.
“I’m happy for the boys and grateful to Nigerians for the confidence they had in us and all what we have to do is continue to work and have the confidence to progress.”


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