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Emmanuel Amuneke Flying Eagles coach vows to break transition jinx

Amuneke led the Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to victory at last year’s U-17 World Cup with the team filled with fantastic talents.

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Emmanuel Amuneke play Emmanuel Amuneke is confident of success with the Flying Eagles of Nigeria

Coach of the Flying Eagles of Nigeria, Emmanuel Amuneke has vowed to break the transition jinx of players from the U-17 to U-20s.

Amuneke led the Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to victory at last year’s U-17 World Cup with the team filled with fantastic talents.

  play Emmanuel Amuneke won the 2015 U-17 World Cup with the Golden Eaglets (TheNFF.com)

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He is expected to take along most of his players to the U-20 amidst the history of poor transition of Nigerian players from the U-17 to the U-20s.

Ahead of the 2017 African Youth Championship (AYC) the coach has however revealed all the players under him, are doing all they can to break the jinx.

Muhammadu Buhari and Emmanuel Amuneke play Emmanuel Amuneke at the presidential reception for outstanding Nigerian sports men and women (NAN)

 

We are going to Burundi with the aim of winning so that the return leg here will be a mere formality,” Amuneke said from Abuja.

We have trained very well and ready to go but our long term aim is to end this seeming jinx where despite doing well in the U-17, we are yet to repeat that at the U-20 level. But I am optimistic that with the support of Nigerians we can achieve this goal.”

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