Abuja - Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke has spoken of his team
triumph, after winning the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup.
The Nigerian U17's defeated their Malian counterparts 2-0 in the
final of the competition to retain the U17 World Cup title they won two years
Still reveling in their triumph, which is Nigeria's 5th at this
level, Amuneke described it as a beautiful and entertaining experience.
"It was a beautiful and entertaining match. I think the
people in the stadium enjoyed it," Amuneke posited.
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"We knew that Mali are technically very strong, have great
individual players and are very fast. We wanted to make no mistakes but we lost
the ball many times in the midfield in the first half. But I don’t want to
complain because they are all kids.
"We changed some things in the second half and made some
substitutes. That brought us more safety in our game. We are thankful for
everything. We wanted to bring the players to their dreams and we did it."
The Nigerian team is expected back to Nigeria on Wednesday, but
speaking further, Amuneke took out time to thank the Chileans for their support
to his team.
"Thanks for the support. We feel like we are at home. We have
worked very hard for this success and we hope to continue. The players will go
home now but their journey is not over yet. Personally I’m really happy. I have
football in my blood, as a player and as a coach. This is what I want to pass
on to my players."