By Rachael Ugiagbe


Golden Eaglets head coach Emmanuel Amuneke has congratulated his players following their 6-0 thrashing of Australia in the Round of 16 of the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.

A hat-trick from sensational striker Victor Osimhen, a goal each from captain Kelechi Nwakali, Edidiong Essien and Samuel Chukwueze completed the rout by the defending champions.

“It was a very interesting match. We knew that Australia was a good team because they qualified from a very difficult group, but my players were able to recuperate themselves from the loss against Croatia and regained their level,” coach Amuneke stressed.

“Victor (Osimhen) had a great game, although the philosophy of this team is to play collectively. We are candidates to win the title, but so are Brazil. We will work to put up a good fight.

The team will next take on Brazil in the quarter finals of the championship, after the Brazilians earned a slim 1-0 victory over New Zealand. The match comes up on Sunday, November 1.

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