By Rachael Ugiagbe

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Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has showered praises on his players following their 5-1 hammering of hosts Chile in their second Group A match at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup finals, with the team reaching the knockout stages.

He said that his players were effective as they made the Chileans uncomfortable in the midfield, forcing them to play out of their style.

“It is true we were effective up front, but we also knew how to block their passing game, forcing them to play uncomfortably in the midfield,” Coach Amuneke said.

“My players understood the transition game, that is when to attack, when to defend. We also prepared them mentally, it is not easy to play against the host.

“Chile has a god team, but today they lost against the best team. I believe they can qualify for the next round,”

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