By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international Etim Esin has described the Flying Eagles’ 1-0 first leg second round away win against Burundi in Bujumbura in the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nation as a good result.
Chukwudi Agor’s lone strike was the difference in the 68th minute in the first leg.
Reacting to the win, Esin, in a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, hailed the impact Emmanuel Amuneke has had in the team since taking charge.
“It was a good result for the Flying Eagles because winning away from home especially in Africa, is never easy,” Esin told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“And for Emmanuel Amuneke, I think he has done well since moving up from the Golden Eaglets. He has the experience and I believe he will go far with the team.”
The 1987 FIFA U-20 World Cup star however warned the Flying Eagles that the tie against Burundi is still open.
“The 1-0 away win is not a guarantee that the Flying Eagles have qualified for the next round.
“They should not allow the first leg result get into their heads because as we all know football is unpredictable,” he advised.