Former Super Eagles’ star, Emmanuel Amuneke, believes the current crop Super Eagles’ players can replicate the successes of the 1994 set and even surpass it if they are kept and groomed to gel as a unit, AOIFootball.com reports.
Amuneke, who is a member of the FIFA Technical Study Group at the ongoing World Cup in Russia, said that with hard work the team could be a global force to reckon with.
“After ’94, it was a good era for our football and it spilled to the Olympics in Atlanta ‘96. Those in charge must continue to be committed to the development of football. We must always strive to do the right thing and that is to keep our team and develop them.
“We must learn to embrace responsibilities and face the challenges of developing our players and do away with sentiments,” Amuneke noted.
The former Al Khartoum of Sudan manager further stressed the need for continuity in the Eagles, whilst laughing off suggestions that Nigeria was one of the favourites to lift the World Cup before the unfortunate ouster.
“We must be consistent with our team; we must ensure that whether players or coaches stay or go, we must support the team at all times and give them all they need to excel. I believe if all these can be put in place, these boys will be good for the next Nations Cup in Cameroun and even the World Cup in Qatar, Amuneke concluded.