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Coach salutes fledging Golden Eaglets

28 April 2014, 16:35Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke said there were so many positives to be taken from the team’s performance as curtain was drawn on the WAFU B Under-17 Tournament in Togo on Sunday.

He saluted the courage of the players for being able to withstand the stress of almost one month that started from their screening and straight into competition, adding that more players would now be given opportunity to break into the team.

"First and foremost, I'm proud of these boys because under a very short time, they were able to compete even at short notice," Amuneke said.

"These are boys we picked from screening and barely one week in camp, were thrown into a competition and I really want to thank them for their good efforts."

The former Nigeria international and proud winner of the 1994 African Footballer of the Year award said he was not oblivious about the task ahead of the team to secure a ticket for the 2015 CAN Under-17 Championship in Mali. He said the players he took to Togo have gained some exposure consequently; they would most likely form the nucleus of the team for the forthcoming competitions.

"Already, we have a basis to lay upon with this set of boys and that their performance has given us an idea about areas we need reinforcement," noted the former FC Porto and Barcelona winger.

"We are going back home to continue with the task of building a solid team that would be physically, mentally and tactically ready  for our first qualifying game against the winner between  Burundi and Congo.

"Of course, we are going to see more players that can add value to the team and I'm confident that we are going to produce a solid team," he said.

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