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Egypt beatable home, away –Amuneke

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Amuneke expects tough game against Egypt

Former Zamalek and FC Barcelona star Emmanuel Amuneke has expressed confidence in the ability of the Super Eagles to beat the Pharaohs of Egypt home and away in the 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers.

Amuneke who is one of the assistant to Eagles coach, Samson Siaisa, started his professional football career at Zamalek of Egypt before joining Barcelona in Spain.

“I think our chances are bright. Egypt have a good team, good players, we respect them but they should also respect us.

“We are not bothered about it, we also have a very good team and good players. We have a team that can do and finish the job in Kaduna and in Alexandria,” Amuneke told KingFut.

Speaking further, Amuneke defended the technical crew’s choice of inviting over 40 players which included 20 foreign based players compared to the five foreign players invited by Egyot coach, Hector Cuper.

“We do what we have to do,” the U-20 Flying Eagles coach said.

Read also: Egypt coach sure of upset against Nigeria in Kaduna

“You might see it as too much players being called up but we do not. Egypt called up 25 players and it’s up to them to do what they want but we do what we have to do, what we see suitable,” the 45-year-old continued.

Asked if he is under pressure to deliver the AFCON ticket as well as securing the Eagles coaching job on a permanent basis, Amuneke said, “It is not for me to say what will happen later, I don’t know. I’m with the Super Eagles now and with the youth, everyone is supporting me, the federation and the Nigerian fans, so it is a privilege.

The U-17 World Cup Champion added that, “I am always giving my best no matter what position I am given, always giving 100%. It’s a privilege to be given this position by my country.”

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