Emmanuel Amuneke: Golden Eaglets will correct their mistakes in Conakry

The former African Footballer of the Year has stated that preparation for the second leg starts soon as they set the objective of correcting the loopholes noticed in the first leg
Emmanuel Amuneke, one of the U-17 national team's Assistant Coach, has assured that the mistakes noticed in the first leg, second round of the Africa U-17 Championship qualifier against Guinea will be rectified before the second leg in Conakry.

the Golden Eaglets beat their Guinean opponents 3-0 in the first leg match played at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.

The Manu Garba-tutored lads frittered away so many scoring chances to the chagrin of the spectators who thronged the stadium.

Amuneke who emerged the best player in Africa in 1994 admitted to Goal.com that the technical crew still has work to do on the team but stressed the 3-0 goals by the Eaglets was a good result that would take them to the next stage of the qualifiers.

He enjoined Nigerians to get behind the team and not drag it down as they seek to grab another ticket for the nation after Eagles' qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for South Africa after a 6-1 drubbing of Liberia.

"We won the tie 3-0 and it was good result by football standard because at times it is difficult getting even a goal," Amuneke told Goal.com.

"We had some difficulties in the game and these will be corrected ahead of the second leg. We want Nigerians to support our cause and by the grace of God we shall deliver a ticket for the Africa Championship. They should expect a new team in the return leg," Amuneke added.

Goals from Isaac Success in the 25th minute, Kelechi Iheanacho in the 45th minute and Alhassan Ibrahim in the 60th minute has put the Eaglets in a vantage position going into the second leg.