Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke has cautioned Dream Team VII Head Coach, Imama Amapakabo not to underestimate the threat posed by Sudan when both sides clash this Friday in Ombudsman, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Tanzania gaffer, who spoke exclusively to AOIFootball.com, posited that the Sudanese will come at the Dream Team from the blast of the whistle and will hope to exploit them early enough to gain the upper hand.
“I believe that the game between Nigeria’s U-23 team and Sudan is not going to be easy. At this stage, both countries want to make it to the Olympics. So, the game in Sudan is going to be tough and our team needs to be in the position to withstand the early pressure in the first 10 to 20 minutes of the game,” Amuneke said.
He further warned the team to be active and match their opponents from setpieces as it remains the country’s biggest strength having spent one year there with Al Khartoum.
“They must also learn to take their chances because it won’t come plenty and most importantly, they should avoid giving out easy and unnecessary corner kicks and free kicks,” Amuneke concluded.
The Dream Team VII travel to Sudan for the first leg this Friday before hosting the second leg nex week in Bayelsa with the winner of the overall tie advancing to the main tournament in Egypt later this year.