Prince Udofia, the Golden Eaglets’ coordinator has flatly denied story making the rounds that the national Under-17 Team’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke’ was involved in a fisticuff at the team’s Blue Angel Hotel camp in Lome on Tuesday.
Udofia said the spurious report posted on the bogus website, allnigeriasoccer.com, that Amuneke was slapped by a certain Henry Galeano over the transfer package of Kelechi Iheanacho to Manchester City was a mere figment of imagination of the reporter.
“We wondered what was the motive behind the report that coach Amuneke was slapped by an agent?” thundered Udofia, the no-nonsense Team Manager of Abia Warriors. “There was nothing like that because in the first instance, we don’t even entertain any agent within the confines of the camp.
“If anything of such happened, we would have reported to relevant authorities here since we are representing the country and we are adequately catered for by the Togolese security personnel.”
Udofia has, therefore, advised the public to be wary of stories emanating from the specious allnigeriasoccer.com web site which is notorious for maligning the reputation of individuals on the altar of yellow journalism.
“We don’t want any distraction here and I personally want to appeal to our friends in the media to crosscheck their facts before rushing to the press,” he said. “We wouldn’t have dignified allnigeriasoccer.com website with any response but we found it expedient so that they
would not continue to feed unsuspecting Nigerian public with tissue of lies.”