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Amuneke backs Eagles to win 2018 CHAN

Amuneke dumps Sudanese club over unpaid salaries

Former Nigeria international and coach of the U-17 national team, Emmanuel Amuneke has hailed the Super Eagles for their performance so far at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.

The Eagles, on Tuesday, clinched their quarter-final spot after beating Equatorial Guinea 3-1, which followed a 1-0 win over Libya and a goalless draw with Rwanda in the second first matches respectively.

Amuneke, who currently manages Sudanese top side Al Khartoum, told Complete Sports that he has so far been impressed by the Salisu Yusuf-led team in the tournament.

He said: “I believe this team can go all the way with more efforts from the players.

“I watched the Eagles matches and I am of the view that they were not at their best and yet they managed to get results that enabled them to top their group ahead of former champions Libya.

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“I am also impressed with the standard of play in this tournament. All the teams have shown remarkable improvement and I won’t be surprised if some players from this tournament make their country’s World Cup squads.”

Meanwhile, after Group D’s final group games on Wednesday, Angola emerged runners-up behind Congo after both teams played goalless.

Hence, the Super Eagles will now meet Angola in the quarter-finals on Sunday, January 28.

Complete Quarter-finals fixtures:

Saturday:

Morocco v Namibia (16:30 GMT in Casablanca)

Zambia v Sudan (19:30 GMT in Marrakech)

Sunday:

Nigeria v Angola (16:30 GMT in Tangier)

Congo v Libya (19:30 GMT in Agadir)

 

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