Santiago - Despite running out 4-2 victors over their
Mexican counterparts in their semi-final encounter of the FIFA U17 World Cup in
Chile, Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke has described the game as very
The Nigerians made a strong case for their title defense
with a commanding display in what turned out to be a thriller, making it three
times in a row they have beaten Mexico at this level, but Amuneke admitted it
was difficult for his team.
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"It was a difficult match in which both teams did their
best," he said in a post-match interview.
"We give credit to Mexico because of their performance
and its level of play. We are happy to be in the final and have the chance to
defend the world title," Amuneke stated.
The win means the Golden Eaglets will play in the final once
again, this time against fellow Africans, Mali. And Amuneke has been speaking
about the Malians, stating that they are a good team, adding that he is
expecting an interesting challenge.
"Mali is a good team, Africa's champion. This is going
to be an interesting challenge," Amuneke added.For
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