JUST IN: NFF Retains Eguavoen as Head coach of Super Eagles, Draft Amunike as Assistant, Dumps Jose Peseiro


By Mukwuzi Joseph

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that Augustine Eguavoen will remain in his role as Interim Technical Adviser. The federation also announced the appointment of Emmanuel Amuneke as immediate assistant to Eguavoen.

This announcement comes as a surprise as Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro was expected to take over from Eguavoen after the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi shed some light on the surprise U-turn.

“In view of the positive performance of the Super Eagles at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations which has given hope to Nigerians and boosted our confidence in the present coaching crew to qualify us for the World Cup in Qatar.” Dr. Sanusi said.

“We have decided to accept the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee to retain the Eguavoen-led coaching crew and strengthen it with the addition of Emmanuel Amuneke.”

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