Amuneke reveals his '96 Atlanta Olympics Gold stolen

Amuneke reveals his '96 Atlanta Olympics Gold stolen
Emmanuel Amuneke

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Mar 08, 2016. 21:22

Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed the historic Olympics soccer Gold he won with Nigeria in Atlanta in 1996 is stolen.

Amuneke fired the winning goal for Nigeria to beat Argentina 3-2 and become the first African team to win the Olympic soccer gold.

The former FC Barcelona winger told Fifa.com that the medal was stolen from his house in Lagos some years ago.

Amuneke further revealed that coach Jo Bonfrere told him on the eve of the final that there were complaints about his performances, but he came off the bench to put away the winning goal.

He has backed former international teammate Samson Siasia to repeat the feat at the Rio Olympics in August.

It is not going to be an easy task, but the coach (Samson Siasia) is experienced. He was in charge when Nigeria won the silver medal in 2008 and also led the team to second at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2005,” he said.



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