Coach of the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, Emmanuel Amuneke, has expressed that his boys have what it takes to defeat Brazil in Sunday’s quarter final clash between both teams in the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.
The Nigerian under 17 team walloped Australia 6-0 with Victor Osimhen bagging a hat-trick on Wednesday to advance to the quarter finals to face the junior samba boys in what has been tagged a very tough test for the Eaglets.
Amuneke reminded news men of their 2-1 victory over Brazil in the Suwon 4-Nation Tournament that took place in Korea as a warm up to the mundial ongoing in Chile.
“My boys are in high spirit to take on Brazil on Sunday. We met them in Suwon and we beat them 2-1. We are aware that this is a World Cup situation, we will come up with a good plan to play Brazil. We are candidates to win the title, but so are Brazil. We will work to put up a good fight. We’ll continue to work and believe in ourselves and through hardwork and commitment, we will get there, ” he said.
Amuneke, however, is wary of the Brazilians as he warns his players not to get complacent off their previous victories in the tournament.
“We are not there yet, the road to the final is still far. I want to assure that we will give good account of our work against Brazil on Sunday, ” said the coach.
“I’m grateful to Nigerians for giving me the opportunity to serve. They should continue to believe in us. We’re together in this and we’ll work collectively to win the World Cup again,” Amuneke concluded..