Santiago - Golden Eaglets Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has warned
his wards to expect a dogfight against Chile in their second match at the
ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, at the Sausalito Stadium in Vina del
Mar on Tuesday.
The Golden Eaglets on Monday morning trained at the Enap Oil
Company Training Centre in Con-Con district of the beautiful city where all the
21 players were involved to perfect strategy for the match.
"Tomorrow's match against Chile is a crucial game and
you must expect a dog fight," hinted Amuneke. “But we must approach the
match with discipline and responsibility; we must be ready to fight for 90
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World football ruling body, FIFA has named officials for the
match with Ruddy Buquet as the centre referee. The 38-year-old Frenchman has
been a full international for FIFA since 2011.
Others listed for the match that would be watched by a
capacity crowd also include Buquet’s compatriots Guillaume Debart and Gringore
Cyril as assistant referees, while the fourth official is Abdulrahman Al-Jassim
Meanwhile, Golden Eaglets will yet again don white jerseys
against Chile as they did in Saturday's 2-0 win against the USA. The only
slight change in the team’s dressing on Tuesday would be that of the
goalkeepers who will swap their yellow gear for black top, short and socks. In
the same vein, host Chile would swap their white jerseys for their famous red
and blue colours while their goalkeepers will dorm yellow attire.
The Group A matches at Estadio Sausalito in Vina Del Mar on
Tuesday would start at 5:00pm local
time(9:00pm in Nigeria) between USA and Croatia while Nigeria's Eaglets face
Chile at 8:00pm local time(12:00 midnight in Nigeria).
Meanwhile, Golden Eaglets’ striker, Victor Osimhen will be
available for selection against Chile on Tuesday after recovering fully from
the knock which earned American Auston Trusty a red card in Saturday's 2-0
victory at Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago. The 1.85m tall
striker has been involved in training sessions since the team arrived Vina del
Mar on Sunday and is expected to lead the Golden Eaglets’ charge for goals
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