Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has described as welcome development the proposed friendly with Nigerian youngsters from Diaspora.
The self-styled ‘Soaring Eaglets’ made up of players from United Kingdom,Europe,USA and Canada would expectedly play two matches with reigning world champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on July 29 and 30 at the main bowl of the National Stadium, Abuja.
“We are happy that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has approved these matches for us since it would offer us the opportunity at looking at Nigerian youths from outside,” Amuneke told thenff.com
The 1994 African Footballer of the Year said the Golden Eaglets under his watch is opened to all Nigerians irrespective of where they are based and any youngster has a chance of making the Chile 2015 World Cup-bound team.
“We have a clear idea of the kind of players we want for the World Cup,” noted the former Barcelona winger who was an assistant when Nigeria won a record fourth U-17 World Cup in 2012. “We would be delighted to get quality players from the boys coming from outside.”
The Golden Eaglets secured a ticket to Chile 2015 after coming fourth at February’s African U-17 Championship in Niger Republic, and would represent the continent alongside Guinea, Mali and South Africa.