FIFA U17 World Cup: Amuneke Confident Of Eaglets Victory
Nigeria U17 coach Emmanuel Amuneke is delighted with his boys 3-0 win over Brazil in the first quarter final of the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile.
Victor Osimhen, Michael Dogo Kingsley and Udochukwu Anumudu’s goals were enough to send the South Americans crashing at the Estadio Sausalito.
The former African Footballer of the Year however stated that his lads still have a long way to go winning their fifth world title.
“Is not like we scored three goals and that was it. Before that our side had 15 very good minutes, when they moved the ball around as we knew they could,” Amuneke said after the game.
“You have to give credit to my kids, who were tranquil and kept their cool to deal with the Brazil pressure and then scored at the right time.
“For them, to beat Brazil is a big confidence boost. We still have a long way to the title, though.”
On the other hand, Brazil U17 coach Carlos Amadeu is unhappy that his boys bowed to the Nigerians despite dominating the game.
“We knew it was important for us to make the most of our opportunities, especially if we dominated the game at some point, but we didn’t,” he said.
“Their goals were scored in only five minutes because of specific chances, not because we were not balanced.
“We would like to have put Nigeria behind on the scoreboard, but we failed to score. For these kids, everything that has happened here is part of their learning process.”
Nigeria face either Mexico or Ecuador in the semi-final billed for the Estadio Municipal Ester Roa Concepcion on Thursday.