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Amuneke reveals expectations for U17 World Cup

25 September 2015, 14:58

Abuja - Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke has admitted that the target is to retain the FIFA U17 World Cup title ahead of the tournament which starts in Chile next month.

The 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup starts on October 17 in the South American country, which Nigeria participating as defending champions and Amuneke admits the target will be to retain the title.

"Our target is to go there and retain the title we won two years ago," Amuneke said. "It is normal that we expect to win it because we are defending champions.

Also read: Amuneke: We are gradually taking shape

"We have been training hard and preparing the boys for the tournament and gradually they are taking shape so we hope we will go there and win," he said.

Amuneke, a member of Nigeria's coaching staff at the last edition in the United Arab Emirates, however admits it won't be easy for them to retain the title.

"It won't be easy to be honest because the other teams that have qualified also only have one thing in mind, which is to win the title as well which is why it won't be easy," Amuneke added.

The Eaglets begin their challenge against the United States of America in Santiago on October 17.

- News24


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