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I Wanted To Make Nigerians Happy – Amuneke

Posted: Nov 13, 2015 at 7:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning coach, Emmanuel Amuneke on Wednesday stated that his major concern during the just-concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile was to make Nigerians happy.

Speaking with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on arrival of the Golden Eaglets, Amuneke stated that he did not really had his attention on the trophy from the outset, saying that making Nigerians happy was on his mind.

The former Super Eagles forward stated that making Nigerians happy meant that the Eaglets kept winning their matches, which he said the team did till the last day of the championship.

“My major concern during the championship from the beginning was to make Nigerians happy. I did not really set my sight at winning the trophy. One thing that was certain was that making Nigerians happy meant we had to keep winning our matches,” the Imo State-born coach said.

He expressed happiness that his lads eventually won the cadet World Cup, which he noted had made Nigerians happy, moreso that the boys were able to successfully defend the title the class of 2013 Golden Eaglets won at the United Arab Emirates.

The former FC Barcelona player stated that he was happy with the reception accorded his team on arrival, saying that the turnout of Nigerians at the airport showed that he was able to achieve his desire of making Nigerians happy.