Golden Eaglets manager,
Emmanuel Amuneke has said that FIFA’s decision to strip Kelechi Nwakali of the
bronze boot award given to him at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile should
be respected. The world governing body in a letter addressed to the NFF yesterday admitted erroneously awarding the no 10. player the golden boot instead of his teammate Samuel Chukwueze at the closing ceremony of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in
“We have to
respect FIFA’s decision but I must let you know that our priority in Chile was
to win the trophy and I want to thank God that against all odds, we were able
to achieve that and anything after that is not really seen as a big deal. Since
they have admitted that it was a mistake, we have to leave it like that while
the two players concentrate on their career.
“I am sure they
still have a lot to achieve in life and I can only pray that the Almighty God
see them through.”
The ex Nigerian player