NFF confirms Amuneke as new Flying Eagles Coach

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke Photo: Pulse.ng

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the appointment of Golden Eaglets Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, as the coach of the national U-20 team, the Flying Eagles.

The confirmation of Coach Amuneke’s new status was contained in a communique released to the media on Wednesday after the NFF executive board meeting held in Abuja ratified the promotion of the former Super Eagles star.

Amuneke led the Golden Eaglets to win the U-17 World Cup in Chile last in 2015, and was handed a chance to progress with his wards to the U-20 level.

As contained in the communique issued, Amuneke will be assisted by Kabiru Baleria and Emeka Amadi as Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Trainer respectively.

Amuneke, who was named African footballer of the year in 1994, will hope to qualify the Flying Eagles to the 20th Africa U-20 Cup of Nations for Zambia in 2017.


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  • Dele Awogbeoba

    What a disgraceful decision. He won the under 17 world cup, came second in the under 17 African cup (on penalties), won the under 20 African cup, the Super six tournament (where Kano pillars, Enyimba and Siasia’s undedream team also participated) and lost in the second round to Germany in a very very cold country. He is then replaced by a man that won the under 17 world cup and was not in the top 3 of the under 17 african cup. There is no basis for his sack at under 20 level. Tribalism at its best.

    At under 17 level, his under 17 team won more games, scored more goals conceded less goals and lost less games than Amunike’s under 17 world cup team.

    In a period of 3 years, Manu Garba’s team lost two games only (to Germany and Brazil). In half that time, Amunike’s under 17 team lost 4 games. Lost to Croatia in the under 17 world cup, lost to Croatia in the pre world cup tournament, lost to Guinea and South Africa in the under 17 African Tournament.

    This same NFF made Oliseh (who has won absolutely nothing at any coaching level) super eagles coach.

    Tribalism at its very worst!