Head Coach of the Golden Eaglets, Emmanuel Amuneke has gotten behind him his side’s heroics in the Round of 16 where they trounced Australia 6-0 to progress to the quarter finals of the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup.
Amuneke while hailing his boys admitted that a tougher task is lurking in the Last Eight where they will take on the Samba Boys on Sunday.
The encounter will be the second time both teams would meet in a space of two months after Nigeria earned a 2-1 win over the Samba Boys at the Suwon U-17 International Tournament in September.
Amuneke said the Brazilians would be accorded the needed respect as one of the favourites , adding the Golden Eaglets already have their work cut out.
“It is going to be an interesting game and we have seen what the Brazilians can do with or without the ball,” noted Amuneke.
“All what we have to do now is to keep working hard so that we can come with stronger plans to play them on Sunday.”
Brazil ran away with a late goal against New Zealand in their Round of 16 clash and they will be hoping to push their luck further against the reigning champions, Nigeria on Sunday at the Estadio Sausalito in Vina Del Mar.