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NFF appoints Amunike Super Eagles assistant technical adviser

Reconstitutes Technical Crew of the Super Eagles

By Oviri Kelvin

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed the former head coach of the Nigeria U17 football team, Emmanuel Amuneke as the new immediate assistant to the interim Technical Adviser of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen.

The NFF, on Monday, reconstituted the Technical Crew of the Nigeria Men’s Senior Football team by bringing in the ex-Barcelona star into the tactical warehouse of the Super Eagles to help build a formidable team ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 1994 AFCON winner whose brace in the final against Zambia in Tunis handed the trophy to Nigeria, was an integral part of the Dream Team that won the first-ever Olympic football trophy in Africa, 1996.

Amuneke with 27caps for the national team scored two goals in the 1994 World Cup against Bulgaria and Italy.

In 1996, after a fantastic performance by the winger in the Olympics football game, Amunike was crowned the BBC African footballer of the year.

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The 1994 African footballer of the year, coached the Nigeria U17 football team that won the U17 football tournament in 2015.

Despite emerging speculations that Augustine Eguavoen may be dropped due to Super Eagles’ early exit from the Total Energies African Cup of Nations 2021, with Emmanuel Amunike penned down as his successor, the Nigerian football governing body, NFF, maintains that Eguavoen remains the head of the Super Eagles technical crew.

List of the Super Eagles reconstituted technical crew includes: Augustine Eguavoen, Technical Director/Technical Adviser (interim), Emmanuel Amuneke, Chief Coach/1st Assistant, Salisu Yusuf, 2nd Assistant/Chief Coach, CHAN, Joseph Yobo, 3rd Assistant, and Aloysius Agu, Goalkeepers’ Trainer.

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