Emmanuel Amuneke, Head Coach of the Nigeria U17 team has described the Golden Eaglets victory over Brazil as a big confidence boost.
The Eaglets thrashed the South American giants 3-0 to book their place in the semi finals and for Amuneke, the victory has further boost the title ambitions of the Nigerian lads.
In his post-match assessment, Amuneke suggested that his team was on top of their game and were not just spectacular for five minutes as generally perceived.
“Is not like we scored three goals and that was it. Before that our side had 15 very good minutes, when they moved the ball around as we knew they could”. Amuneke argued.
He added: “You have to give credit to my kids, who were tranquil and kept their cool to deal with the Brazil pressure and then scored at the right time. For them, to beat Brazil is a big confidence boost. We still have a long way to the title, though,”
With the victory over Brazil, Nigeria now has the most record appearance in the semi final of the FIFA U17 World Cup.