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Amuneke wants to do away with individualism

17 September 2015, 11:09

Abuja - Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke has spoken of his desire to build a strong unit ahead of the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.

The Nigerians are defending champions of the competition, and head to the South American country as one of the tournament favorites, having won the last edition in the United Arab Emirates.

And Amuneke, who was a member of the coaching staff of the last U17 team, says he doesn't want his team to be based on individualism.

Also read: Golden Eaglets finish third at Suwon tourney

"We are trying to make something out of these players," Amuneke said, "They are very talented boys but talent is never enough. There has to be extra work put in to bring out the talent.

"And this is what we are trying to do with the boys, because the road to success is never easy. We have to work hard with them, for them to be better and stronger.

"Football has gone beyond individualism, we have to build a team; a collective unit. We do have some very talented individuals but we need to make them into a team," Amuneke posited.

The team is expected to leave for Argentina within the next couple of weeks, where they will train before going to Chile.

They are in group A with hosts, Chile, Croatia and the United States of America.

The competition starts in the 17th of October.

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