Umeh Sure Eaglets’ll Beat DR Congo

Acting President of Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Mike Umeh said on Friday that he is confident the U-17 National Team, Golden Eaglets, will overpower their counterparts from Democratic Republic of Congo in Abeokuta on Sunday to reach the final round of qualifying series for 2015 African U-17 Championship.
“I have no doubt about the ability of the Golden Eaglets to not only win, but win convincingly. I have followed the exploits of the team since Emmanuel Amuneke took over and I know for certain that he has been working hard to ensure he raises another world – conquering squad,” Umeh said in Abuja on Friday.
Nigeria won a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup title in the United Arab Emirates last year, with Manu Garba as Head Coach and Amuneke as his first assistant, but the world champions have been promoted to the U-20 team and the former African Footballer of the Year has had to start from the scratch.
“Amuneke has shown excellent determination as a Coach, as he used to show in his playing days. His new boys did not fare badly at the WAFU B Tournament in Togo and their victory over the Congolese in Kinshasa shows the improvement the squad has made generally,” Umeh added.
The Eaglets take on the Les Leopards at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Sunday in the second leg of a second round qualifying fixture, with Nigeria one goal up from the opening leg in Kinshasa last Saturday.

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