Emmanuel Amunike, FIFA under-17 world cup winning coach, has turned down Nigeria Football Federation offers to continue with the Golden Eaglets and also assist Manu Garba with the Flying Eagles job. Amunike said since no contract has been discussed with him on the job offer he cannot make himself available. “No doubt coaching the national team is something I consider a huge privilege and when you even get to win honours with the national team, I think there are very few experiences that can beat that, “ Amunike said.
“However, I don’t subscribe to certain situations and certainly I don’t think announcing the appointment of a coach on air without a meeting with the party involved or a written contract is not how I’ll choose to work.”
He added that the team has lost the glamour but the fans still think “we are the same old side that can defeat teams heavily whether home or away but we are not. There’s a lot we need to do. We can’t rely on just individual talents to build a national philosophy. There’s the need to understand and teach players the theoretical aspect of the game.’
Amaju Pinnick, president, Nigeria Football Federation had in an interview, stated that the former Super Eagles winger will now have a double task.
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