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Taifa Stars Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke is hopeful of his side's c

*Appreciates new appointment into panel to select next FIFA Best Player

Former Super Eagles’ star, Emmanuel Amuneke has returned to Moscow to resume work with the FIFA Technical Study that would decide laurels for outstanding players as the quarterfinal stage of the World Cup kicks off on Friday, AOIFootball.com reports.

The former U-17 World Cup-winning coach, who was named as one of the members of the FIFA Technical Study Group alongside other footballing greats, continued to monitor proceedings at the tournament as it draws to its business end.

Amuneke has also been recently named alongside Brazilian great Ronaldo De Lima, Fabio Capello, Frank Lampard as Judge Panel to name the next Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 for men.

“I feel grateful. It is a good one for me personally. It is not just because of my time playing football, I am grateful FIFA deemed me good enough to be part of the exercise. I will continue to work harder and add my quota to the development of football,” Amuneke said on his recent appointment.

The former Al-Khartoum of Sudan coached further posited that it would be difficult to decide who will lift the World Cup as no team can be overlooked at this critical stage.

“At this stage it is difficult to predict which team can win the World Cup. It is very interesting at this stage. The way it is now, whichever team that wins the World Cup at this stage deserves it,” Amuneke concluded.

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