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NFF names Amodu, Salisu as Super Eagles interim coaches

Shaibu Amodu
Shaibu Amodu
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named its Technical Director, Shaibu Amodu and Salisu Yusuf to take charge of the Super Eagles on interim basis.
This was part of the decisions taken after Wednesday’s meeting of the NFF Technical Committee which took place at the NFF secretariat.
The appointment would see the coaches lead the Eagles to the two international friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg national team on May 27 and June 1 respectively.
Yusuf would take charge of the team, while Amodu would supervise.
Imama Amapakabo, coach of Rangers International FC of Enugu and Kennedy Boboye, the coach of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia, were appointed to assist, while Aloy Agu remained the goalkeeper trainer.
The match against Mali would take place at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, France, while Luxembourg would host the Eagles in Luxembourg.
Chris Green, Chairman, NFF technical committee also disclosed that the Super Falcons qualification and preparation for the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCN) and the Dream Team VI Olympics preparation, were also discussed.
Green, who failed to give further clarification on the meeting, said that he needed to get the permission of his boss Amaju Pinnick, to give full details of their meeting.
“I have to get clearance; most likely, if you call me this evening after we have talked to ourselves, then I can now release it.
“It will not be right for me to release it without clearance; it is against our procedure. What we do is for the board to see it first and then agrees or throws it away.
“I will be speaking with Mr President, let him now coordinate his people and I will be able to tell release the outcome,’’ Green said.
Meanwhile, a total of 83 clubs will be drawn for the men and women Federation Cup competitions whose national phase begins next month, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said, Wednesday.
Head of NFF’s Federation Cup Unit, Emmanuel Adesanya, said in a statement that a total of 61 clubs would be involved in the men’s version of the competition.
Twenty-two clubs would be involved in the women’s event.
The participating clubs are made up of a total of 18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs, 19 Nigeria National League (NNL) clubs and nine Nationwide League One clubs.
The rest 15 are non–League clubs.
In the women’s draw, 16 Premier League clubs, one Pro-League and five amateur division teams would take part in the competition.
The women clubs include COD United Ladies, FC Robo (Lagos State); Capital City Doves (FCT); Nasarawa Amazons (Nasarawa State); Rivers Angels (Rivers); Delta Queens (Delta) and Bayelsa Queens (Bayelsa).
Others are Abia Angels, Gift of Life (Abia); Edo Queens, Martins White Doves (Edo); Tokas Queens, Mosco Queens (Ogun); Sunshine Queens, Rising Queens (Ondo State) and Confluence Queens (Kogi).
The rest are Katsina Queens (Katsina State); Sure Babes (Kwara); Osun Queens (Osun); Ibom Angels, Alberto Queens (Akwa Ibom) and Pelican Stars (Cross River).
In the men’s draw are Enyimba FC, Abia Warriors (Abia); defending champions Akwa United FC, Starlets FC (Akwa Ibom); FC IfeanyiUbah (Anambra); Wikki Tourists and Wikki Tourists Feeders (Bauchi State).
There are also Yenagoa City, Nembe City (Bayelsa); Lobi Stars, Dreams FC (Benue); El-Kanemi Warriors, El-Kanemi Babes (Borno); Rovers FC (Cross River); Warri Wolves, J. Atete (Delta); and Ebonyi United (Ebonyi).
Also, there are Inneh Stars, Dynamite FC (Edo); Rangers International (Enugu State); Top World, Ekiti United (Ekiti State); FC Abuja, FRSC FC (FCT); Yarmalight FC and Flash Flamingoes (Gombe State).
Others are Heartland FC, Papilo FC (Imo); Jigawa Golden Stars (Jigawa); Kaduna United (Kaduna State); Kano Pillars (Kano State); Katsina United and Katsina United Jnr (Katsina State).
Equally in the draw are Galadima Best, Zara FC (Kebbi); Kwara United, ABS FC (Kwara); Kogi United, FC Lokoja (Kogi); MFM FC and Bridge FC (Lagos State).
The draw also has Nasarawa United, Akwanga Selected (Nasarawa State); Niger Tornadoes (Niger); Sunshine Stars, Akure City (Ondo State); Gateway FC, Almar FC (Ogun) and Prime FC (Osun).
Shooting Stars, Crown FC (Oyo State); Plateau United, Giwa FC (Plateau); Rivers United and Go-Round FC (Rivers) also made the Round of 64.
The rest are Sokoto United, Fasbir FC (Sokoto State); Gashaka Green Buffaloes (Taraba); Yobe Desert Stars, Damaturu United (Yobe) and FC Zamfara (Zamfara).
The draws for both competitions will be conducted on May 5 in Abuja.

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