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Amuneke searches for more Eaglets

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Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke said that he is on the look out for fresh talents for the the national U-17 teams after a mix bag of performance at the WAFU tournament in Lome, Togo.

This is just as the coaches resumed their open screening of players on Thursday. The exercise was suspended to enable the team participate in the tournament where they won a bronze medal.


“The tournament in Togo gave us the ample opportunity to gauge the players’ response to competition as well as their general attitude and conduct.

“But, efforts will be geared towards getting a pool of 50 talented players who will be registered for the qualifiers, as well as the 2015 CAN Under-17 Championship in Niger.

“We will use the next two weeks to look at new players because we need to reinforce the team as it were.

“This is because our objective is to have a pool of good players who we can draw from, from time to time, because this is a long journey,” Amuneke said.

The Eaglets have drawn bye into the second round of the qualifiers and will meet the winners of the first round clash between Burundi and Congo DR.

The first leg match is billed to hold between July 18 and July 20, while the second leg match is between Aug. 1 and Aug. 3.

The Golden Eaglets were runners-up at the 2013 edition of the championship in Morocco, after losing to Cote d’Ivoire 4-5 on penalty kicks.


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