Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Medal Chances In Games Bright – Amuneke


Former Super Eagles’ Assistant coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed that there is hope for Team Nigeria as the team has what it takes to excel in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

Amuneke, who was part of Nigeria’s Dream Team 1 that won a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympic in the US, disclosed this in a recent interview with newsmen.

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The former Barcelona star noted that Nigeria’s chances are bright beyond football and urged Nigerians to be confident in athletes representing the country.

“Our chances are bright. The good thing is that apart from football, we have other athletes that are going to participate in the Olympics.

“But the reality is that it depends on the level of preparation because other countries also have prepared their athletes and they would also be in a position to compete.

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“But we just have to be confident in our athletes and those representing us have to believe in themselves. There’s the possibility of doing something for themselves.

“In 1996, nobody expected that Nigeria would win the football gold medal. This was also the same with Chioma Ajunwa, who also won a gold medal.

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“So, there’s hope and there’s a possibility, but it all depends on the level of preparation and the level of confidence”, he said.

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