Coach of the Under 17 national team of Nigeria, Emmanuel Amuneke, has disclosed some of the tactics he employed that led to the Golden Eaglets beating Mali 2-0 in the final match of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Chile.
The former Super Eagles player said that he saw some loopholes leading to mistakes in the first half and he corrected them by making sustitutions after the interval.
“We wanted to make no mistakes but we lost the ball many times in the midfield in the first half. But I don’t want to complain because they are all kids. We changed some things in the second half and made some substitutions. That brought us more safety in our game,” Amuneke said.
The former Barcelona winger also thanked all parties involved in helping the team achieve success in Chile.
“We are thankful for everything. We wanted to bring the players to their dreams and we did it. Thanks for the support. We feel like we are at home. We have worked very hard for this success and we hope to continue. The players will go home now but their journey is not over yet.
“Personally I’m really happy. I have football in my blood, as a player and as a coach. This is what I want to pass to my players..“