Santiago - Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke has yet
again thanked Nigerians with a special kudos to President Muhammadu Buhari after
his wards decimated the A Selecao of Brazil 3-0 in Sunday's quarter-final match
at FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 in Vina del Mar.
Among the scorers for the four-time champions within a spate
of five minutes in the first half, were Victor Osimhen who took his tally to eight
goals in five matches; as well as Kingsley Michael and Udochukwu Anumudu.
"Today is one of my happiest days because there were so
many who doubted our abilities since we started this journey," Amuneke who
will be 45 on December 25, told thenff.com
“But I’m grateful to God for making this (victory) possible
for us and qualified for the semi-finals against all odds.”
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He continued: “I want to use this opportunity to thank the
players as well as the other technical team and backroom staff because as a team,
we believe in what we are doing right from the beginning.
“This is a joyful moment for us and we want God to take all
the glory of our success so far in this competition and we want to enjoy this
moment before planning for our next match.”
Speaking further, Amuneke had some good words for PMB as
President Buhari is fondly called for orchestrating changes in the polity of
the county, saying the success of the Golden Eaglets so far at Chile 2015 was
an audacity of change.
“Today’s victory represent change (for our country) in the
sense that many who doubted us would see that hard work, merit and truth are
non-negotiable terms in this team.
“Personally, I give kudos to President Buhari for introducing
some changes in our country; and if all of us can embrace those changes, we can
confidently say that everybody irrespective of where you come from can be given
an equal opportunity to play for the county.”For
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