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Amuneke warns players to expect dogfight against Chile

20 October 2015, 11:06

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 minutes."

Also read: Amuneke salutes Golden Eaglets’ winning start

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 of Qatar.

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 against Chile.

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