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I played football with my true age-Amuneke


Ex Super Eagles player Emmanuel Amuneke

Former African footballer of the year and FIFA U-17 trophy winning coach Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed that he never falsified his age during his active football days.

The Ex -Barcelona player who was addressing young people during a reunion visit to his childhood community,encouraged them to strive to be the best in whatever they do.

“I played football in the national team with my true age,you can ask my class mates who are present here today,if you are good enough nobody will deny you what rightly belongs to you”.

Amuneke whose football talent was noticed during the 1991 All Africa games in Cairo at the age of 21 said  honesty is a virtue he has imbibed in anything he does.

“Some people don’t like me because of my principle,may be that is why I am out of the national team but I will always be true to myself and that is what I what you all to do also”.

The 1994 Africa Cup of Nation winner parted ways with Sudanese Premier League side AL Khartoum SC over a month ago due to the club’s inability to meet its financial obligations



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