Amuneke dedicates Flying Eagles win to Keshi, Shuaibu


Coach of the National U-20 team, Emmanuel Amuneke, has dedicated the team`s victory over Burundi, to Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu, former Super Eagles coaches who passed on last week.

Amuneke disclosed this to sportswriters on Saturday after the team, also known as the Flying Eagles, beat the Burundi U-20 team, 2-1 at the U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar.

The Flying Eagles won with a 3-1 aggregate having defeated the Burundians 1-0 two weeks ago.

The match is the second round qualifier for the African U-20 championship scheduled for Zambia in 2017.

“I am dedicating this victory to the late coaches of Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu.

“It’s a pity that we lost our finest coaches and masters of the game, may their souls rest in peace’’, he said.

Amuneke also said the Flying Eagles played very well and deserved the win.

“Playing at home gives you an opportunity to excel,” he said.

Victor Osimhen scored the first goal when he converted a penalty in the 72 minute while Kelechi Nwakali scored the second goal through a free kick in 82 minute.

Hoikunana Magloire, pulled one goal back for the Burundians in the 87th minute.

Their coach, Ntakagero Omar, refused to speak to the press after the match.

The Flying Eagles will play Sudan in the next round of the qualifiers.


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