The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has appointed former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amunike, as the new head coach of the Nigerian U-17 national male team, the Golden Eaglets.
Emmanuel Ikpeme, Head of NFF’s technical committee, who made the disclosure yesterday, said the appointment was arrived at for the sake of continuity, especially since Amunike was Manu Garba’s assistant, when he led the Eaglets to win
the World Championships in the United Arab Emirates, UAE in 2013.
Amunike replaces Garba, who was recently named the new head coach of the Flying Eagles, Nigeria’s male U-20 team.
“We have opted for continuity because these coaches are highly experienced and qualified to continue with the progress we are making. We’ve had a couple of disappointing experiences in the past and it was felt that we couldn’t take the
same route again. Amunike has transformed from a great player to one of the finest youth coaches in Africa and we believe he deserves his under-17 role as well,” Ikpeme said.