Emmanuel Amuneke demands Golden Eaglets’ improvement

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Golden Eaglets gaffer, Emmanuel Amuneke has charged his players to gear up and improve to fit into his programme ahead of their CAF U17 Championship qualifier against Gabon coming up next month.emmanuel amuneke

The country’s reps remarkably beat Les Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo 5-0 on aggregate early this month to set up a date with the Gabonese U17 side, but the former African Footballer of the Year has informed his players that there won’t be room for complacency in order for the team to achieve its aspirations.

Speaking with the players after he announced the dropping of five members of the squad who couldn’t measure up after giving sufficient time to prove their relevance to the Eaglets, Amuneke noted that it was no longer business as usual and that his major preoccupation is to ensure that the Eaglets qualify for the CAF U17 Championship slated for Niger Republic.

For that to become a reality, Amuneke disclosed that those asked to go have proved after given adequate time that they must go so that those that remain would be aware of their mission to the camp and be better guided that the technical crew won’t condone indolence and other vices inimical to the team’s progress.

“The party is over and it is about time we forgot about what we had done recently,” Amuneke told the players.

“But it is unfortunate that some have not really measured up to the standard we expected. We must now focus our attention squarely on Gabon because it would be their desire to qualify for the U17 Championship in Niger Republic,” he said.

The five players who were told to go back home according to the coaching crew, have significantly dropped in form and have contributed little to the fortune of the team in recent time.

Included on the list were Ebije Yahaya, Prince Omosowhofa, Chinedu, Madueke, Kingsley Ohiri and Kabiru Mohammed and they have left the team’s Calabar camp.

“We have reasonably pruned down the list based on the need of the team according to their performance in comparison to others,” explained Emeka Amadi, Goalkeeper’s trainer, adding that the coaching crew has a pool of players to be called upon when need arises.

“The good thing is that we are in a process of raising a team that can defend the World Cup won in 2013 and we would continue to shuffle the team from time to time since we have about 45 players registered with Confederation of African Football(CAF),” noted Amadi.

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