Santiago - Golden Eaglets Head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has
described Saturday's 2-0 win over the United States of America as a morale
booster for the players in the quest to successfully defend the FIFA U-17 World
Chukwudi Agor and Victor Osimhen gave Nigeria a winning
start courtesy of two second half goals against the Americans at the FIFA U-17
World Cup Chile 2015.
"The victory against the USA was important for us and I
want to congratulate the boys for making Nigerians happy," Amuneke told
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He continued: “They (players) were tentative in the first 20
minutes and this was expected because it was the first time they were playing
at a big stage such as the World Cup but it was important we won the first game
since it would boost our confidence going into the next game against host
Chile; so we are happy but will continue to work harder.
"The victory against the USA is for Nigerians
especially for many who stayed up late to watch the match," stated the
former African Footballer of the Year who refrained from praising the goal
scorers against USA. "It is the job of all the players to do their
respective jobs in the interest of the team. We want to play and win as a team
and collectively, we want to work in order to achieve our overall objective at
Meanwhile, midfielder Chukwudi Agor has described his goal
and indeed the opening goal in Group A at Chile 2015 against the USA, as very important
for his budding career. It was Agor's second goal for the national U-17 side
after he grabbed the winner in the 2-1 win over Brazil at the Suwon U-17
Tournament in September.
"I'm happy that I scored today," said Agor, which
means 'gift from God' in Ibo dialectic. "I'm dedicating the goal to my
The Golden Eaglets will play host Chile at the 24,000
Capacity Estadio Sausalito on Tuesday.For
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