Amuneke: It will be dog­fight against Chile

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Coach Em­manuel Amuneke has warned his wards to ex­pect a dog­fight against hosts Chile in their sec­ond match at the FIFA U17 World Cup at the Sausal­ito Sta­dium in Vina del Mar on Tues­day.

The Golden Ea­glets on Mon­day morn­ing trained at the Enap Oil Com­pany Train­ing Cen­tre in Con-Con dis­trict of the beau­ti­ful city where all the 21 play­ers were in­volved to per­fect strat­egy for the match.

“To­mor­row’s match against Chile is a cru­cial game and you must ex­pect a dog fight,” hinted Amuneke. “But we must ap­proach the match with dis­ci­pline and re­spon­si­bil­ity; we must be ready to fight for 90 min­utes.”

World foot­ball rul­ing body FIFA have named of­fi­cials for the match with Ruddy Bu­quet as the cen­tre referee.

The 38-year-old French­man has been a full in­ter­na­tional for FIFA since 2011. Oth­ers listed for the match that would be watched by a ca­pac­ity crowd also in­clude Bu­quet’s com­pa­tri­ots Guillaume De­bart and Gringore Cyril as as­sis­tant ref­er­ees while the fourth of­fi­cial is Ab­dul­rah­man AlJas­sim of Qatar.

Mean­while, Golden Ea­glets will yet again don white jer­seys against Chile as they did in Satur­day’s 2-0 win against the USA. The only slight change in the team’s dress­ing on Tuesda ywould be that of the goal­keep­ers, who will swap their yel­low gear for black top, short and socks. In the same vein, host Chile would swap their white jer­seys for their fa­mous red and blue colours while their goal­keep­ers will dorn yel­low at­tire.

The Group A matches at Es­ta­dio Sausal­ito in Vina Del Mar to­day would start at 5:00pm lo­cal time (9:00pm in Nige­ria) be­tween USA and Croa­tia while Nige­ria’s Ea­glets face Chile at 8:00pm lo­cal time(12:00 mid­night in Nige­ria).

Golden Ea­glets pose for pho­to­graph be­fore a match.

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