The FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) have hailed the tactical savvy of the Golden Eaglets after their 3-0 semi-final win against Brazil.
Thenff.com reports that Desmond Curry, a member of the TSG, had sought out Amuneke to shed more light on his tactics which has confounded opposing teams at the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The Eaglets, according to Curry, have brought to bear a new trend with varied styles and deployment of players when ‘having or not having the ball,’ hence the need for clarification.
“Sincerely, we (TSG panel) have tried to understand the tactics you are using but it is confusing,” Curry told Amuneke.
“I have done some of your matches here but it is unusual to see a Number 10 (Kelechi Nwakali) playing deep as much as we have seen your player here.
“This is a new trend and we are going to include some of your explanations in the Technical Report of the championship because the tactical approach of your team stands out.”
The TSG was introduced 49 years ago by FIFA at the 1966 FIFA World Cup England and current Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh was on the panel at the last FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
The Eaglets will take on Mexico or Ecuador in Thursday's semi-final.