Emmanuel Amuneke ; a member of the 1996 Atlanta Gold medal winning team of Nigeria in the footb...
Emmanuel Amuneke; a member of the 1996 Atlanta Gold medal winning team of Nigeria in the football event has confirmed that robbers have carted away his cherished medal.
Amuneke who scored the winning goal against Argentina 20 years ago confirmed to fifa.com that his medal was stolen from his Lagos residence few years back.
Recently promoted to handle the Flying Eagles, Nigeria U-20 team, Amuneke who has paid his dues as a player will also be assisting interim Super Eagles boss Samson Siasia for the upcoming crunch games against Egypt.
Amuneke played 27 times for Nigeria, scoring nine goals. He was part of the team that participated at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States, a first-ever for the African country, scoring against Bulgaria (3–0 group stage win) and Italy (1–2 round-of-16 loss); also in that year, he helped the Super Eagles win the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, eventually being voted African Footballer of the Year.