Head coach of Nigeria’s U-20 team, Emmanuel Amuneke, has warned his wards they have to be ruthless against Sudan in today’s African Youth Championship qualification game in Lagos.
In the first leg, Nigeria beat the Sudanese at home 2-1 but Amuneke says the result remains testy.
“What happened in the first leg is immaterial. We need to be careful. It is just psychological for them to hope that they can beat us here because we beat them on their own soil. So we need to be organised as a team and realise that any early goal we concede is an extra bonus for them,’’ said the coach in a pre-match briefing.
Amuneke also revealed that the team was so used to him already.
“I continue to ask for more from my team. If we are scoring, we need to score more, when we are defending well, we have to defend better, there is always room to improve in life”.
The aggregate winner of the tie will bag the slot to campaign in the AYC holding in Zambia next year.