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Amuneke shifts focus to USA

12 August 2015, 13:02

Lagos - Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke says their preparation is now geared toward facing the United States of America following the draws for the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup.

The Nigeria U17's have been drawn in group A, with hosts, Chile and also Croatia.

But with their first group game coming against the USA, Amuneke says their preparation is now focused on facing the Americans in their group opener.

Also read: Amuneke unfazed despite drawing hosts in U17 World Cup group

"What we are doing now is to prepare to face the United States of America seeing that it is our first game," Amuneke said.

"Thank God the draw has come and gone and it is a welcome development which means all what we have to do now is to prepare for our first game against the USA.

"All the games are important as all the teams that have qualified deserve their places and that means we will prepare to face any of them but now our focus will be on the USA.

"Our preparation will now be focused on that game and we will continue to build towards that game," he added.

Nigeria won the last edition of the competition in the United Arab Emirates and are defending Champions going into this edition in Chile.

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