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CAF U-20 Qualifier: No Hiding Place For Sudan - Amunike


/ by Augustine Akhilomen
Ahead of Saturday's 2017 Africa U-20 Nations Cup second leg qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, Flying Eagles coach, Emmanuel Amunike says the team will take the Sudanese side to the cleaner in a bid to book their ticket for Zambia.

The team who won the first leg 2-1 a fortnight ago in Omdurman are just a step away from qualifying for the football showpiece as a draw or win would be enough for the team.

Besides, in Wednesday's friendly match, the team were held 2-2 by Remo Star as an own goal scored by Oche Salefu and a strike from Orji Okonkwo put the Flying Eagles ahead before goals from Ekenne Awaze and Onu handed Remo Stars a share of the spoils from the encounter that saw Samuel Chukwueze miss a penalty kick.

However, Amunike who won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 as player and led the Golden Eaglets to lift the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Chile in 2015, told that there would be no hiding place for Sudan on Saturday.

"The task of qualify the Flying Eagles to the 2017 Africa U-20 Nations Cup is gradually coming to an end considering the fact that the team is just a step close to achieving it," Amunike told

"Of course we are aware that the Sudanese team won't come to Nigeria to count bridges because they are also targeting a ticket to play in Zambia.

" The truth is, there will be no hiding place for them on Saturday because my team are in good shape to do a double on them." he said.
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