Four players were on Friday shown the revolving exit of the Golden Eaglets’ CJ Planet International Hotel Camp in Abuja as Coach Emmanuel Amuneke wielded the stick after repeated warning against poor performance and conduct by his fledging players.
The players who got the marching order were Kingsley Michael; Okonkwo Orji; Chibuzor Ibekwe and Paul Obasi; even as he advised the rest to pull their weight since no undisciplined conduct would be tolerated both on and off the field of play.
“I really want to thank all of you for what you have done so far but the truth of the matter is that some of you are not doing enough and as a matter of fact, we won’t also condone indiscipline on the part of anybody,” said Amuneke, the former African Footballer of the Year.
He said he was miffed with the conduct of some of the players following the team’s relative success at the recently concluded WAFU B Tournament in Togo and categorically told the players that no individual player is bigger than the team or the country.
“Without discipline, we can’t get to anywhere and achieve anything as such, we want you to remain focussed and disciplined, “he maintained The tough decision of the coaching crew notwithstanding, both Obasi and Ibekwe were magnanimous in praising the technical crew as well as praying for the overall success of the team in the days ahead.
“I want to thank you so much for the opportunity given to me,”said Obasi who was sourced from Invisible Leopards of Badagry ” As a human being, I’m not happy but I know what you have done was in good faith and for the good of the team; and I want to wish the team all the best in the future.”
The four affected players in the meantime have since left the Golden Eaglets CJ Planet International Hotel Camp in Abuja.