–U-17 national team coach insists Gabon will fall
Golden Eaglets handler, Emmanuel Amuneke has declared that his wards are shaping up for this weekend’s final CAN U-17 qualifier against Gabon slated for the U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar.
Amuneke who assisted Manu Garba win the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Dubai, UAE further stated that he and his technical crew members are working towards ensuring that the youngsters are not distracted in a bid to cancel out Gabonese 2-1 first leg win in Libraville.
Playing down the horrifying ordeal his team went through in the first leg match, the former FC Barcelona winger stated that by-gone is by-gone as he added that winning Saturday’s match is upper most on his mind.
“Victory on saturday is the only thing in our minds right now and we’re working hard to ensure we won considering the importance of it”, Amuneke said.
“What happened in Gabon is now a past things, yes they did all in their tricks bag to frustrate us but we have put that behind us and it will serve as an experience for the players because this is the first time many of them will experience such a thing.”
He continued: “I have told the players to put that experience behind them and make sure that we work hard to win our game and consolidate on our qualification.”
“We must remain focused and work hard if we must achieve our target which is winning on Saturday and pick the ticket for the CAN Championship in Niger Republic next year”, Amuneke stressed.