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NFF: Too Much Pressure On Eaglets

NFF Warns Against Putting “Intense Pressure” On Eaglets

By SL10 - Feb 17, 2015 12:32 PM

General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation Musa Amadu has warned against putting ‘intense pressure’ on the Golden Eaglets to emulate the feat of their predecessors.

The Nigerian U17’s got a 2-0 win over hosts Niger in their opening fixture of the ongoing CAF U17 championship, but was greeted with mixed feelings as most fans felt they should have scored more.

Amadu believes it won’t be wise to expect this team to be the exact same as the last set, thereby putting them under ‘intense pressure’.

“I don’t think we should put intense pressure on the boys,” Amadu said to “It was only their first game and I would say a 2-0 win is a good way to start.

“We do expect them to improve as the tournament wears on but I suggest we don’t put them under any intense pressure.”

The Eaglets led by Manu Garba were runners-up at the last edition in Morocco in 2013, and Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has already set his sights at winning the competition this time, but Amadu believes there shouldn’t be too much comparison with the class of 2013.

“The 2013 U17 was a different team and this is a different team so I don’t think we should be comparing both of them,” Amadu posited


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