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Eguavoen: Amuneke Will Add More To Eagles

Eguavoen: Amuneke Will Add More To Eagles

Super Eagles’ Interim Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen believes the appointment of Emmanuel Amuneke will add more value to the senior national team ahead of Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup playoff against Ghana.



Recall that on Monday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had on Monday, announced Amuneke’s appointment into Super Eagles technical crew.



Amuneke was named the Chief Coach and Eguavoen’s first assistant, while Salisu Yusuf was named Second Assistant Chief Coach of the Super Eagles.



In an interview with he News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Eguavoen described Amuneke’s appointment by the , NFF, as a “very good development.”



“Amuneke is my younger brother and we have worked together for so long. I think his coming into the team will add a lot of value also.



“Once we get information on a player, I will go round to watch him. And not just me, a couple of my colleagues are also watching.



“That gives the home-based players a lot of hope and thinking that they will get a chance one day to play in the Super Eagles.”

 


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  • It shows there’s already a positive change in the way and manners football business is conducted in the country. Eguavoen might have started leaving a historical mark. In addendum, as much as our foreign players should be on the radar, a consistent effort should be geared towards improving on how the local league is ran. I’m impressed that the current stance of SE coaching crew would have a positive impact in the overall football development. Good luck Eguavoen and his team.

  • Jude again that is what the CHAN team is for I am all for it but we can’t have Players like Calvin Bassey, Michael Olise and Ademola Lookman playing for other countries we are only making them stronger. Especially taking into account that the home based players they will discover are not of the highest calibre as the best leave a season prior. My only thing is if Anayo Iwuala left last season and was the stand out in the NPFL what happens to a player like him???.

    Doesn’t it mean that the NFF first needs to improve the structure of the League so as to have a stronger pool to select from?.. this thinking is good but will only make more sense in about 5 years when a consistent effort has been made to improve the structure and running of the NPFL and retain the best players. Thank you

    • *we can’t have Players like Calvin Bassey, Michael Olise and Ademola Lookman playing for other countries we are only making other countries stronger*

      Did you wtach Michael Olise play last Night?????????.

    • Quite frankly, I don’t subscribe to unnecessary discussions. Be as it may, being the Technical Adviser of the Nigerian Football Federation, Coach Eguavoen automatically the heads all the teams. He supervises both the first and the second teams including the U17, U20 and the Olympic Team. Here the second team means CHAN Eagles. What’s is happening now that hasn’t happened in a long while is that Eguavoen has started carrying the CHAN Eagles along. If by tomorrow Eguavoen crew discovered local players better than Calvin Bassey or whoever, why not call them for selection? The most important thing is that for participating, showing interest and giving hope to the local lads, Eguavoen and his team has began the process of development of our local league.

      • Correction: Eguavoen and his team ‘have’ began.

      • Osaro osemwegie 2 years ago

        Pls tell my brother, Austin Eguavoen that there’s no time to introduce new players. Bring in Osimhen, Emma Dennis,Ighalo. Drop Musa and iwobi.look for reliable goalkeeper. The qualifier is next month.

        • Edoman 2 years ago

          Osaro, thank you so much my Edoson. With Osimhen LOookman, Odion Ighalo, Onuachu (best player in Belgium 2021) and Amoo. The job is done. Home based they talk about is no more home based after one cap.

    • @Jude if egu didn’t qualify us for world cup hmm, they are already exposed and there will be no hidden place for them to hide from the balistic misile the entire 200m Nigerian will release against them.

      @Jude if you are to close to egu advice him to tread with caution because the anger of ppl will let lose if egu field on worhty homebase player to the detriment of Nigeria world cup qualification. Amunike, piknnic, Dare or any ex-int will not be able to save them from attack Nigerian will launch against them, on social media, on the field of game, off the field of game.

      He should not use this crucial games to do try and error or selling point.

      Let him carefully develop team b made up of base and be using them for friendly after we might have qualify for world.

      Nigerian have a way of quickly bringing back your sin to the table ho. Afcon pain has not gone only subsided and if you allow world qualification loss to stimulate. Wo Olorun koni jeki ori ibinu aye ho.
      (May God not let you witness the wroth of people)

      • Empty noise. Eguavoen now heads all the teams, so what your the noise achieved? With only 2 weeks of preparing the SE, coach Austin Eguavoen took us to no3 in Africa and from no36 to no3 on FIFA ranking. You must be such an idiot not to see where the NFF pendulum has shifted. With the 6 years appointment NFF is announcing, what the coach needs is to be consistent with his format and philosophy. That’s all.

      • Empty noise. Eguavoen now heads all the teams, so what has your noise achieved? With only 2 weeks of preparing the SE, coach Austin Eguavoen took us to no3 in Africa and from no36 to no3 on FIFA ranking. You must be such an idiot not to see where the NFF pendulum has shifted. With the 6 years appointment NFF is announcing, what the coach needs is to be consistent with his format and philosophy. That’s all.

        • @Jude if NFF pendulum like it shift or let it remain immovable, the most important thing here is for right player to get selected.

          Again I say if egu fails to qualify us for world cup hmm He will not find it funny.

          It is just simple advice for Him to be transparent in His doing no hard feelings.

          Se is not anybody’s grandfather’s property and I think 200m Nigerian have a say one way or other whether it sweetening you or not.

  • “Once we get information on a player, I will go round to watch him. And not just me, a couple of my colleagues are also watching”. Such a humility.

    “That gives the home-based players a lot of hope and thinking that they will get a chance one day to play in the Super Eagles.” Super Eagles Technical Adviser.

    It is now clear there’s a direction but what’s remaining its sustainability, this we would need to be reassured from time to time.

    • Golden Child 2 years ago

      @Seun,

      Wake up and smell the coffee. Cerezo is either playing to the gallery and by so doing, trying to please a certain set of people or is licking his lips at the opportunity of becoming a player agent.

      Like @Dr. Drey pointed out yesterday, what happened to the “best player in the NPFL” Anayo? Is he no longer good again? Since his export to Tunisia, interest in him has died. Watch the space, 18 yr old Silas Nwankwo whom Cerezo was touting to replace Ighalo would no longer get a lookin to the national team anymore. Are we discovering “gems” only to toss them overseas? Self deception is truly tragic, let NFF and Coach Egus continue to deceive themselves.

      • You must be an idiot and which coffee is there? That Cerezo within few days with the Super Eagles took Nigeria from 5th best to 3rd best position in Africa? Lol.

  • The man has done what no coach has done, even the late Stephen Keshi never had this kind of vim. Cerezo must continue since Rome was not built in a day. Just like what @Jude wrote, consistent effort is the key. The job to coach the Super Eagles of Nigeria has started. God bless Nigerians.

  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    Ugo, ugo, ugo, bro,how many times did I called you, our administrators are not serious about letting these boys play for us, because is not benefiting them. Too many saboteurs in that country, these people refused to cap Amoo, they would rather loose with Iwobi and Musa. Ghana will embarrass them home and away I’m willing to bet anyone.These jesters doesn’t care about winning anything, their mission is to sell players, cash out build new houses nack some ugly Nigeria girls, carry on as local champions.

    • @Sunnyb he the problem with Indigenous coaches they will be going to show face to do oga oga. I mean how can the sports ministrie allow such a thing after Mexico disaster that is enough to put a marker down that only the Best Home based player from a CHAN competition can be given the green light to make the step up.

    • Edoman 2 years ago

      @Sunnyb, you nailed it. They are so corrupt and hungry to sell these poor home-based plyers that they will soon neglect players like Lookman Unachu Osimhen Odion Ighalo’ They even refused to call Amoo because he is from Lagos. They are not interested about Nigeria doing better than the position Oga Rohr left us but, their own pocket when they sell home based player for one million USD to Sudan or Tunisia. God go punishooo them if we fail to beat Ghana and qualify for World Cup.

  • Bernard Ekeles 2 years ago

    To be sincere Amuneke can be a good coach to under17 technically and tactically but he hasn’t been successful with any senior national side. I want to believe with the presence of others in the crew, there will be a significant change and the Eagles will be better for it. Let’s welcome Amuneke to contribute his quota.

  • Makola Edemu 2 years ago

    First thing the NFF did that I found very okay was continuing with our own SE coaching crew. And now we have Amuneke coming to join them, it is good as I see SE is on the match again.

  • Chibuike 2 years ago

    See that England Saria Leon player in this concluded Afcon and it doesn’t take time to switch but Nigeria own take time to get lookman and Olise

  • “…Amuneke was named the Chief Coach and Eguavoen’s first assistant, while Salisu Yusuf was named Second Assistant Chief Coach of the Super Eagles…”

    So what’s our able 100 cap assistant manager’s (YOBO) position in this their “let’s fail with our own” crew?

    I thought he was to teach Rohr football?…. the Messiah that will take us to QATAR 2022.

    Buahahahahahahahahaha…

    U ppl will not kill us with drama…

    • Golden Child 2 years ago

      He is the designated Ball/Towel Boy lol… The entire organization is just a circus act and the puppet master is the NFF president.

  • Dr Banks 2 years ago

    For those of you who celebrated Amunike’s appointment believe so much in his tactical savvy, here is his trump card at senior level, nothing to write home about.

    My heart bleeds for SE for the impending failure that looms after qualifying for the WC

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