Amuneke Rallies Eaglets Against Young Pharaohs

Emmanuel Amuneke, Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, has told his players to gird their loins as they face their Egyptian counterparts in two-test matches slated for Friday and Sunday.
The former Zamalek and Barcelona winger actually stopped the lads in the middle of a trek around their Sheraton Dreamland camp on Thursday to remind them about the importance of the task at hand: ”
You can see how beautiful this place is but you have many more beautiful years ahead of you if only you can cease this opportunity by being responsible and ready to fight for a place in the team.
“I want you to give these two matches your best to prove again that you are good enough to be picked,” he said.
The two matches would take place at 10pm local time (9:00pm in Nigeria) due to the on-going observance of the Ramadan by the Muslims but Amuneke said he was not disturbed by the arrangement.
“We are expecting a tougher game because we saw their reaction (the Egyptians) after they lost the first game to us in Kaduna,” he stated. “They were furious as such; we are expecting a much more difficult game on Friday.
“We have also seen that they have progressively improved with the way they beat Sudan home and away in their last African U-17 Championship qualifiers but we would be ready to present them with a tough opposition,” he noted.


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