The Nigeria U 17 team, the Golden Eaglets left Santiago on Sunday for Vina del Mer where they will play host Chile at the 24,000 Capacity Estadio Sausalito on Tuesday.
The Eaglets started their World Cup campaign on an impressive note; beating the United States U17 team 2-0 late Saturday night and they will be hoping they can record another win over the hosts to effectively seal their place in the second round of the Cadet Mundial.
Chukwudi Agor and Victor Osimhen gave Nigeria a winning start courtesy of two second half goals against the Americans at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 and Coach of the Nigeria team Emanuel Amuneke has hailed the perfect start.
“The victory against the USA was important for us and I want to congratulate the boys for making Nigerians happy,” Amuneke told thenff.com
He continued: “They (players) were tentative in the first 20 minutes and this was expected because it was the first time they were playing at a big stage such as the World Cup but it was important we won the first game since it would boost our confidence going into the next game against host Chile; so we are happy but will continue to work harder.
“The victory against the USA is for Nigerians especially for many who stayed up late to watch the match,” stated the former African Footballer of the Year who refrained from praising the goal scorers against USA.
“It is the job of all the players to do their respective jobs in the interest of the team. We want to play and win as a team and collectively, we want to work in order to achieve our overall objective at this tournament.”
Many expect Chile to give Nigeria a tough time especially after failing to get a win in their opening game against Croatia.