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Amuneke talks up Golden Eaglets

13 February 2015, 14:24Israel Ojoko

Niamey – Golden Eaglets Coach Emmanuel Amuneke on arrival in Niamey for the 11th Africa U17 Championship, told the players to remain focused about the assignment at hand.

The Golden Eaglets will open their Niger 2015 account with the championship's opening fixture against the host, Niger on Sunday at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché (SGSK) multi-purpose stadium.

They are drawn in Group A where they would also play Guinea and Zambia on February 18 and 21 respectively.

Also read: Golden Eaglets get base in Niger

"We thank God we arrived safely here in Niamey and we have to remain focused in the next two weeks in order to achieve our objectives. We are here for business and by the grace of God; it shall be well with us here in Niamey,” Amuneke said.

In the meantime, the team would train twice on Friday and once on Saturday to strategise for their first match.

The Championship holds between February 15 and March 1, with the semi-finalists to represent the continent at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile in October.

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