Santiago - Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke has posited
that he is not under pressure to win the FIFA U17 World Cup after seeing his
side cruise to the semi-finals in an impressive fashion.
The Nigerian U17 have lost just one of the five games played
so far at the competition, and have scored in every single one of them, with
Victor Osimhen leading the pack on eight goals already.
But Amuneke, a member of the Nigerian coaching staff to the
last FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where they won the
competition, says he's taking each game as it comes and isn't under any
pressure to win.
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"I am not under any pressure," posited Amuneke.
"We have just been taking every game as it comes, and that is exactly how
we hope to finish this tournament.
"I don't feel any form of pressure at all. I was there
when we won it the last time, so I understand these things. We just need to
keep our focus on the next match," he said.
The Nigerians are already tipped to retain the title, and
were praised by the FIFA Technical Study Group for their impressive displays so
far. But Amuneke says he and his players are not letting any of the accolades
get into their heads.
"We appreciate those that have praised and supported
us, but the job is not finished yet. We are still on the journey and the road
to success is always under construction, so we have to keep fighting till the
end," he stated.For
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