Golden Eaglets handler, Emmanuel Amuneke has charged his younsters to put behind their 1-1 draw Wednesday against Guinea and focus on tomorrow’s all important final group A clash against Zambia.
Eaglets are joint leaders with Guinea on four points and need all three points against Zambia who are third on the group log with three points to sail to the knock out stages.
The former FC Barcelona winger knows the game against Zambia could be dicey hence his clarion call on his charges to put the past behind and face the future.
“We had a bad game against Guinea because we thought we had won but you must respect your opponents and that is the attitude we must have against Zambia.”
“You must put the result behind them and focus on Zambia”, he added, impressing it on them that team work is sacrosanct to achieve success.
However, in an apparent review of their Wednesday’s listless 1-1 draw against Guinea, the Eaglets players admitted they under-rated their opponents.
“Two things happened yesterday (Wednesday); we lost focus and we also underrated Guinea,” striker Orji Okonkwo said matter-of-factly.
Defender Lukman Halilu added: “We had a bad day against Guinea. They were faster than us and in the defence; we were very poor and dull. The Guineans were faster to the ball than us.
“We would push ourselves harder in the next game against Zambia.”
Meanwhile, all the players except striker Christian Charles who had a knock against Guinea took part in the team’s training session at Centre Technique (Goal Project Centre) pitch on Thursday.