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Adepoju: I Never Applied For Super Eagles Job

Adepoju: I Never Applied For Super Eagles Job

Former Nigerian international Mutiu Adepoju has distanced himself from reports that he applied for the job of the Super Eagles.

The widely acclaimed ‘Headmaster,’ who was part of Nigeria’s 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winning squad in Tunisia and team to their maiden FIFA World Cup outing at USA ’94, stressed that the report is false.

In an interview with Nigeria Info FM Abuja, Adepoju stated that he has no intention of coaching the Super Eagles and will only support calls for an indigenous coach for the job.


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“I never spoke about the Super Eagles’ appointment. I never applied, and I am sure the NFF did not mention my name.

“I already supported calls for an indigenous coach for the job. I was happy to hear that Amokachi, Finidi, and Amuneke applied. The NFF then announced their choice.

“Will I then go behind them and apply in secret?” Adepoju, who is now an ambassador of the Spanish Liga in Nigeria, pondered.

“I was just looking at my time in Spain, with Castella and Real Madrid.

“I spoke about it on my X handle. It was just about how I got to Spain, but nothing about the Super Eagles. I don’t know where they got their story from.”

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  • They’ll speak to test the waters and when the feedback isn’t positive they’ll quickly comeback to retract their earlier selfish statements… mtchewww

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      At least Headmaster was brave enough to issue a public rebuttal….within 24hrs….not like that native doctor-sque beard carrying one who went numb for days only to use a third party to tell us more lies after the player concerned went public with the facts of the matter

      • Dr Banks 3 weeks ago

        This is how rebuttals are made, respond when it’s hot rather than keep mum and allow fans to be attacking and threatening the poor boy until he reacted fiercely. 

        Then, Finidi still do not have the decency of releasing a rebuttal himself but rather we are getting a 3rd party proxy rebuttal by a paid jorno………….shame on “Finish it”

  • oakfield 3 weeks ago

    na so e dey start. Next thing, he’ll b appointed and he’ll take us to ground minus zero.

  • But why is the press people always doing this?….I don’t believe anything the press says anymore unless I see the video….even the video sef with caution….

  • It’s really hard to get involved in these sort of stories because of all this discrepancies involved.

    For one, there is discrepancy between what Adepoju denied saying and what was attributed to him.

    On this article, he claimed never to have been actively interested in the Super Eagles job enough to have applied.

    Nobody said he said he applied for the job in the article I read.

    About the possibility of coaching the Super Eagles sometime, Adepoju was quoted as saying: ” if there’s an opportunity, I wouldn’t mind. I’m open.”

    Okay, fair enough. This for me was wishful thinking. However, he then came out to say “I never spoke about the Super Eagles’ appointment. I never applied (for the job).”

    Nobody said he applied for the job.

    Things get muddled up when statements are attributed to people. A more accurate question to Adepoju would have been if he is still willing to coach the Super Eagles someday if the opportunity arises.

    We still haven’t learned the lessons for the Osimhen-Finidi saga. Finidi may have responded to a question in private posted to him leading to his response taken out of context in the media, leading to Osihmen going red.

    Anyway, I sort of believe that Adepoju said he would be open to the idea of coaching the Super Eagles.

    However, if wishes were horses….

  • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Adepoju. NFF and Oga Rohr followers should not get this twisted.

    Let’s say this loud and clear, is either Herve Rohr or Siasia period.

    For sure NFF can never hire coaches like
    Amunike and Herve Renard they can’t control and this is why they went for Finidi Paseiro and Oga Rohr.

    Now, some said Siasia have bn out of football for a while but we all know what Sia1 is capable of.

    He is even better than Paseiro, Oga Rohr and Finidi George.

    Let’s consider Siasia. There’s no time to waste time kę. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Ezomo 3 weeks ago

      I guess he is not the same siasia who could not qualify fir for 2 nations cup right ?

    • pompei 3 weeks ago

      You can run, but you can’t hide.
      You must admit that you were wrong about Rohr. The man sabi work.

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      That was the same way you told your fellow regressives that Eguavoen and Finidi were better than Rohr….LMAOoo.

      …any coach can win afcon with these boys in 2 weeks…

      The rest as they say is history

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