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Amuneke Dedicates Flying Eagles’ Victory to Keshi, Amodu




Emmanuel AmunekeEmmanuel Amuneke, Coach of the National U-20 team has dedicated the team’s victory over Burundi, to Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shaibu, former Super Eagles coaches who passed on recently.

Amuneke disclosed this to sportswriters on Saturday after the team, also known as the Flying Eagles, beat the Burundi U-20 team, 2-1 at the U.J Esuene stadium, Calabar.

The Flying Eagles won with a 3-1 aggregate having defeated the Burundians 1-0 two weeks ago.

The match is the second round qualifier for the African U-20 championship scheduled for Zambia in 2017.

“I am dedicating this victory to the late coaches of Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shaibu. It’s a pity that we lost our finest coaches and masters of the game, may their souls rest in peace,” he said.

Amuneke also said the Flying Eagles played very well and deserved the win.

“Playing at home gives you an opportunity to excel,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Victor Osimhen scored the first goal when he converted a penalty in the 72nd minute, while Kelechi Nwakali scored the second goal through a free kick in the 82nd minute.

Hoikunana Magloire, pulled one goal back for the Burundians in the 87th minute.

Amodu was buried on Saturday in his hometown in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area, according to Muslim rites.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. Omoniyi Oladokun

    June 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Nice to hear that the Flying Eagles won. I hope this present set of Flying Eagles will replicate their golden feat at Golden Eaglets last year at African and World levels of the U2o competitions.

    And also Adieu to Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu. Nigeria lost two of his best coaches within 3 days. This is so sad and great losses to Nigerian Football community.

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