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Eaglets Beat Racing Club 3-1 In Final Tune-up Match

Eaglets Beat Racing Club 3-1 In Final Tune-up Match

Nigeria's U17s, Golden Eaglets, rounded off their tour of Argentina with a 3-1 win against Racing Club of Buenos Aires on Monday.

This was made known by the Nigeria Football Federation on their official website.

A brace from Victor Osimhen and a goal from Samuel Chuwkueze, secured the win for the Eaglets. Gutiares grabbed Racing's only goal.

Reacting to the win, Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, described the team's performance as encouraging, adding that the pre-World Cup camping in Buenos Aires has added value to the team's preparation ahead of the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup.

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"The most important thing is to see the players grow from strength to strength and I'm particularly pleased with their performance against Racing today. We are impressed because the Eaglets were able to implement all what we have been teaching them since we started," Amuneke stated.

He said further that the two wins the Eaglets recorded against Argentina's U-17 side and Racing Club, has impacted positively in them ahead of their departure to Chile. 

"We are not getting carried away despite winning our two matches here, but we are happy we have achieved part of our objectives of coming to Argentina but we are grateful for the opportunity to be here for our preparation;  we have been struggling to adjust to the cold weather since it is colder in Chile.

"The World Cup is a different ball game because all the 24 teams have the chance to win but we are going to Chile with the objective of defending the trophy and we are looking forward to a good tournament."

Meanwhile, the Eaglets will depart Argentina on Tuesday evening for Chile, for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

They will take on Argentina in the opening match of the competition on Saturday, October 17 in Santiago.

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