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Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke

NFF to Amuneke: Win U-20 World Cup, land Super Eagles job; as Oliseh set to miss Technical Committee’s meeting

Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke
Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke
Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh is not likely to attend the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which holds Friday in Abuja.
The coach had told the committee that he will be in England this weekend to meet up with some of the country’s top stars in the Premier League like John Mikel Obi of Chelsea, Watford striker Odion Ighalo as well as Victor Moses, who is on loan at West Ham from Chelsea.
The NFF had, however, ordered Oliseh to be in Abuja on the same day to defend his call-ups for next month’s all-important AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Egypt.
However, an official of the federation disclosed that the committee is expected to deliberate on the CHAN 2016 report, among other pressing technical matters affecting the various national teams.
Both the Nigeria Under-23 and Under-20 male teams are expected to shortly begin training ahead of major engagements.
The Olympic team is due to play a series of friendly matches against Rio Olympics hosts Brazil next month, while the Flying Eagles will begin their qualifying campaign in May for the Under-20 AFCON in Zambia in 2017.
Meanwhile, the NFF has again stated that newly appointed Flying Eagles handler, Emmanuel Amuneke, is well positioned to become the next Super Eagles coach should he engineer Nigeria’s U-20 male team to World Cup final.
Amuneke who led Nigeria’s team to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015 was last week elevated to handle the country’s junior side while his former boss, Manu Garba, was asked to return as Golden Eaglets’ coach.
Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green, revealed that the federation expected the new Flying Eagles coaching crew to take Nigeria to a new stable on the global stage.
“The various changes we have made or that is being made is to bring new innovations that will make our national teams, especially the senior ones return to winning ways,” Green said.
He, therefore, charged Amuneke to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup with the Flying Eagles and land the Super Eagles job, more so the NFF is having issues with Coach Sunday Oliseh.
The federation, at the end of its Executive Committee meeting on February 17, gave Oliseh a final warning, following the coach’s recent diatribe and utterances after Nigeria crashed out at the group stage at the 2016 CHAN hosted by Rwanda Green said Amuneke, a former Barcelona winger could make a strong claim for the Super Eagles job if he succeeded with the Flying Eagles next year.
“He has already won the FIFA U-17 World Cup and has now been taken up to the U-20s with his boys. And should he now deliver again, he could take over the U-23s or even the Super Eagles,” he added.

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