Former Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amuneke has called on African teams to concentrate on youth development in the aftermath of the continent’s poor showing at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
No African team reached the knockout stage at the tournament for the first time since the 1982 edition in Spain.
Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles was speaking about African teams’ performance in Russia during a press conference held by the FIFA Technical Study Group on Thursday.
In his words, Amuneke, who’s a member said: “It was a disappointment for the African teams and the African continent.”
“A lot of people were expecting African teams to progress beyond what they have done previously, but unfortunately it didn’t materialise
“The truth is that we all are aware that football has developed a lot and will continue to change, and we in Africa, if we don’t embrace the responsibility and see how we can develop our youth, will continue to live on dreams.” He concluded.