The Coach of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets , Emmanue Amuneke has declared  the preparedness of his team to beat host Chile in the second group A match of ongoing FIFA Under-17 World on Tuesday.

The defending champions-Nigeria, who beat USA 2-0 in their first group game on Saturday, will qualify for the second round if they win the encounter.

Although, Amuneke acknowledged that the match against Chile, who drew their first match 1-1 with Croatia, will be tough, he expressed confidence that his boys will triumph against the home team. “The match against Chile is a crucial game and you must expect a dogfight. But we must approach the match with discipline and responsibility. We must be ready to fight for 90 minutes,” the former African Footballer of the Year declared.

Meanwhile, Eaglets’ striker, Victor Osimhen, has returned to training and will be available for selection for the match against Chile. Osimhen scored one of the two goals against USA on Saturday before he was injured.

According to the NFF, the forward trained with his teammates after they arrived at Vina del Mar on Sunday. He is expected to lead the Eaglets’ attack. Osimhen scored four of the Eaglets’ seven goals at the African Under-17 Nations Cup in Niger Republic in February.

By Olisemeka Obeche




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