February 15, 2019

U-20 AFCON: Why Flying Eagles failed to reach final – Amuneke

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Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has said the Flying Eagles’ biggest undoing at the 2019 U20 AFCON in Niger was their over reliance on individual players.

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“The Flying Eagles depended on individual talents when they ought to play as a team,” remarked Amuneke, who is on the CAF Technical Study Group for the U20 AFCON in Niger.

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“The reality of modern day football is that you have to play as a team.

“So, there’s a lot of work to do in the team.

“The good thing is that the AFCON is a stepping stone to the World Cup and they now have to fortify the team to represent Africa well at the World Cup.”