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Finidi, Amuneke Leading Candidates To Replace Peseiro As Super Eagles Coach

Enyimba head coach Finidi George has been touted as a replacement for Super Eagles manager, Jose Peseiro.

Finidi’s former Super Eagles teammate Emmanuel Amuneke is also a front runner for the job.

Current handler Peseiro’s current will run out at the end of this month.

According to ESPN, the Portuguese will be asked to take a significant pay cut to remain in charge of the team.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will offer Finidi or Amuneke the job if Peseiro’s contract is not renewed.

Read Also:Peseiro’s Future Uncertain As NFF Demands Cut On $70,000 Monthly Salary

Finidi won the Nigeria Premier League title with Enyimba in the 2022/23 season.

The former winger is currently working as one of the assistants to Peseiro.

Amuneke on other hand has served as an assistant coach in the Super Eagles in the past.

The 52-year-old guided the Golden Eaglets to the title at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015.

He has also managed the Tanzania national team and worked with clubs in Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt as well as Zambia.

By Adeboye Amosu


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  • Dr Drey no go like this news oh. One, he said recently, should not feel SE handling is his entitlement as one could try other leagues and the other who recently won a trophy should continue to gather more experience (1994 Eagles should not see job as rehabilitation stuff etc).

    What do I think? All is speculation. Until July 1

    • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

      NFF wants to go this same route of self-destruction again…..LMAOOO….Weldone and congrats to them.

      Why not leave Finidi alone and let him go and hone himself further with continental footall? Dude is just in the 2nd year of his coaching career…… Yes he just won the league via the Super 6 route, but the truth is that he barely came 3rd in the 10-team group in the regular season after finishing 7th with a team like Enyimba in the unabridged league the previous season. They shouldnt truncate this fledging career with a SE job.

      Imama Amakpakabo who won the league for Rangers after 30-plus years has still not recovered from drinking from this poisoned chalice called a national team job. The less said of Amuneke the better.

      Worse still, we just qualified for a tournament to be held in January 2024, We only have 2 international windows(or thereabout) b4 January, Is it within those 2 international windows and another 2 weeks camping in December when clubs will not release players until after Christmas that these 2 new “greenhorns” will perfect the imperfection in the team…..LMAOooo.

      Why do we never learn lessons in this country…???

      I refuse to comment on whatever the NFF and their herd of jingoists are hell-bent on turning out national team into. Na sidon look I go continue to dey dey.

      • You’ve just said it all, brilliant contribution 

      • Doomzday 11 months ago

        Very clueless lot. Findi should test his skills in Africa 1st via club competitions or CHAN then graduate to U17/20/23 b4 Eagles.

        Amuneke should rebuild his career elsewhere with another team in 9ja..either U20/23. The national team should not be for ppl who trying to see if they still got it in coaching. NFF never learn…more years of failure loading. Very excited

      • KENNETH 11 months ago

        Wow wow wow, but Cisse can coach division 4 team, Senegal’s under-23 team and become the coach of Senegal. But Finidi that was coaching youth teams in Spain and Holland is not yet ready, even applied to coach the under -17 and was denied twice. Now coaching in the league and won the super 6, but yet he is still not qualified to coach the national team in DR DRY statement. And Amuneke that took Tanzania to the nations cup after 30 plus years. This alone should tell forum member’s this is just a personal hatred for ex-international players.

  • The nff is at it again..
    Repeating same mistakes like Eguavoen and Amuneke where according to a report one of the two was busy forming a gang and contradicting selection, game plan and instructions..
    No problem with having Finidi because he has proven to be committed to his coaching plan, sticking with a local team and winning the league.
    As for Amuneke the answer is a big No. He has failed at different capacity, getting fired, demoted and always waiting for national job instead of trying with a local team like Finidi. He is always begging for SE job as if it is life property.
    If the nff decides to go for local a combination of Oliseh and Egbo should be the first consideration.

    • Amuneke will be a good coach for Nigeria if given the chance…..
      1) He tutored most of the present Super Eagles players one time or the other at youth level(Osimhen, Chukwueze,Simon,Ndidi, Iheanacho, Awoniyi,Moffi,etc) and knows them well.
      2) He has achieved something spectacular in African football by qualifying Tanzania to Afcon similar to what keshi did with Togo before Nigeria took him on.
      3) He has a deep understanding of the modern game hence his membership in the FIFA technical committee.
      4) He has the temperament and discipline to bring out the best in Super Eagles players now.
      5) He has an eye for knowing real talents when he sees it hence his success at youth level,it is said that he gave osimhen just 10 minutes of play before selecting him at the U17 screening that even osimhen felt so embarrassed at first before seeing his name on the team later.
      Only thing I will advocate for is him to be given a foreign physical fitness coach infact the best in the game to assist him in beating this lads to shape……A fitness coach that will bring in world standard equipment and gears that are at par with European countries…… When I see super Eagles camp sometimes I feel disappointed with the heaviness and nonchalant attitude I see in their physical training….. Amuneke will then bring in his experience and technical know how……. Just my opinion though.

    • KENNETH 11 months ago

      So which coach hasn’t being fired before? Kindly tell us one. Even your former PE teacher was also fired at various clubs that he was spending 6 months or one year. so please spare us all this noise about him being fired. Many coaches are just fortunate to have array of stars in Nigeria to other countries. So let this guys be given the same free hand and atmosphere like their oyinbo counter-parts

  • Big. Tee 11 months ago

    Hmm! Both of them are good. One should assist another. 

  • TALK UR OWN 11 months ago

    I BELIEVE AMUNEKE HAS THE CAPACITY & CAPABILITY TO HANDLE THE TEAM. HE HAS DEVELOPED HIMSELF TOWARDS THAT BY ACQUIRED GREATER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPOSURE OF MODERN TACTICS IN FOOTBALL.
    NFF CAN EMPLOY AMUNEKE, FINIDI, ENYEAMA (as goalkeeper trainer) TOGETHER WITH SET OF FOREIGN CONSORTIUM OF COACHES (as trainers), JUST LIKE WHAT SENEGAL DID IN LAST AFCON THEY WON IN CAMEROON.
    AND THIS WILL REALLY SAVE COST AS NFF ALWAYS COMPLAIN ABOUT MONEY (though,it is because of what they want to divert and later give excuse that monkey/snake have swallowed the money).

  • The best thing to do is for NFF to give the job to Amuneke. Pay him well and let him take full responsibility of the team.
    Allow him to select his team and never allow someone like Salisu around him.

  • Why not appoint both as co-managers? Not coach and assistant coach. Amuneke insinuated he couldn’t fully implement his ideas during the failed WCQ campaign as Eguavoen ignored their tactical inputs and suggestions.

    Let it be a combo of both fine indigenous coaches and let’s see what they’re able to achieve in January. The best way to taint your pedigree by being assistant to a boss who makes your role entirely ceremonial. Finidi and Amuneke have been assistants at SE level, let them be the main bosses now to see their true potentials.

  • To those calling for Amuneke, can you provide reasons why he is qualified ? What has been his past performance ?
    Anyone proposing Amuneke is not rewarding hardworking and success but doing so for parochial reasons.
    Oliseh is far better than Amuneke in terms of professional accomplishment and personal development
    Egbo has equally demonstrated his potentials internationally..

    • Footballfanatic 11 months ago

      Can you provide reasons why Peseiro was hired? His coaching Pedigree? His $70k wage which is higher than Rohr? His track record with other countries he has coached? How many trophies has he won as a coach or player?

      • do you think only he collecting 70 k probably peakmilk will be taken half of it plus the minister, I have a feeling that he refuses to pay them, and himself presiro did not perform better? All become a problem while NFF KEEP ON SAYING THEY DON’T HAVE MONEY “THEY SHOULD PUT WHOEVER THEY WANT TO PUT WHOEVER THEY CAN AFFORD THERY SHOULD LET HEAR WORDS A BEG!

  • Firdaus 11 months ago

    Amuneke was never giving a friend gure head as super eagle coach.. he was only appointed as an assistant coach which the ones that was heading him, the over Sabi Eguavon was never giving amuneke to correct His blunder he made at the last Afcon..
    To me Amuneke Haas always stand as the only coach who have proven him self of winner world title.. and now Finidi have just did it wit Eyimba… .
    Amuneke and Finidi should be giving the Job bug time nd give them time to take the team to Afcon… Let’s keep sentiment aside… Amuneke nd Finidi should take the Coaching job

  • Firdaus 11 months ago

    NFF you guys shouldn’t make mistake to retain this man called paseiro… He doesn’t have anything to offer our football.. he lacks everything when u come to coaching… He can’t be using our national team to be building his C.V…… even to giving him free contract he don’t support his retainment… They should let him go plsssssss Ibrahim Gussau….
    All he know how to do is to just be running mouth ND talking words to impress us….

  • FABIAN FRANCIS 11 months ago

    Amuneke and Finidi are better options to take charge of the super eagles they have demonstrated capacity,competence and commitment as well as technical and tactical acumen interms of the round leather game.Their wealth of experience,exposure both locally and International football is very versatile and I am confident in their ability to take the eagles to a greater height likewise transform the team effectively and consistently as a team with winning mentality.If late Keshi did why not Amuneke and Finidi.Let give them a chance and support to achieve.NFF should put there house in order and take the right decision to help develop our football

  • Papafem 11 months ago

    I’m not completely convinced about Amuneke, but I’m not criticizing his appointment either. I think he should be given a chance, just like Siasia, to see what he can achieve. I was impressed with what he did with the 2015 group of U17 players, and the fact that FIFA’s technical team gave him an excellent rating in that competition shows his potential. In terms of international experience, I consider him better than Finidi. We still remember Amuneke’s achievements with the Tanzanians in 2019, qualifying them for that year’s AFCON for the first time in 29 years.

    Finidi George is also showing promises, but as Dr Drey mentioned, it’s too early to bring him into the national team setup. Especially now that we have limited time before the 2023 AFCON.

    Keeping Peseiro as the coach may not inspire much confidence, but firing him might not help much either. However, reducing his salary could be risky because he might undermine us during the most critical period. He has nothing to lose. I feel sorry for the NFF; they have a difficult decision to make in the coming days.

  • My only thing is when Nigeria got Rohr and he started well the minute he stagnated they should have replaced him with a more qualified European coach when Reynard Herve was in Limbo and not coaching for e.g. why Does Nigeria always stagnate i also noticed we have no friendlies lined up and non on the horizon no talk of it and even more worrisome is NFF’s instistance on no funds for logistical travel meaning Nigeria may not play a friendly for a while. This was one of the main problems before Keshi’s appointment that caused our derail. Something Pinnick made a point of to rectify now we are going back to that lack of friendlies meaning team coeshion and Chemistry will regress. A big cause for concern as it was back then.

    Now we are also reverting to indigenous coach I am not so sure Amunike is rid of sentimental nature afterall he is Nigerian. I hope I am wrong

    Fingers crossed it all goes well but, slowly but surely this Gasau guy looks like his tenure will cripple Nigerian football..

    God let me be wrong but the future at least the next 1year or 2 will be crucial for Nigerian football either for better or worse. I am watching

  • Guys. I think it’s about to stop wasting our time with the super eagles. Honestly speaking with the way things are going, regardless of who is going to be coaching Nigeria, we’ll never end anywhere. Trust me guys. And I want you to mark my word. Nigeria is not going to qualify for the quarter final for the upcoming nations cup. And also we are not qualifying for the 2026 world cup. Nigeria is a doomed country. Anybody can start raining curses at me. It doesn’t matter at this point. You guys will find out and the truth hurts. How can you compete with top nations like Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon, ivory coast, Egypt, south Africa when Nigeria cant afford to hire a top quality coach that can posses tactical and technical acumen. Look at our stadiums in the whole of Nigeria. They look so pathetic. Look at ourlocal leagues keenly, all our clubs are performing miserably in the continental championships.And that’s part of the reasons why we cant produce quality players since the eras of okochas,olisehs,and kanus.Now let’s talk about our NFF or whatever they call themselves. Why is that the NFF is the only football federation that always or constantly owes its players. This has been happening for decades. It’s now becoming a norm. How do you expect a coach to perform marvelously when he’s been owed a salary of 6 months or more. How do you expect the players to lay their lives for their country when the NFF who claims to be a leader cannot even pay their allowances and bonuses. Trust me, Nigeria is not going anywhere. I’m ready to bet my life on this and I repeat Nigeria is not going anywhere in this forthcoming nations cup. And we’re not qualifying for the world cup that will be held in the United states in 2026. Guys take my words to bank or leave it…

    • Edoman 11 months ago

      @Tee. l do not need to make any further comment after reading yours above. You said it all. Thank you and God Bless.

      • Olujimi Morgan 11 months ago

        Amunike should be made the coach. Finidi should be kept away as he’s too big to be deputy to Amunike. Amunike should be allowed to choose a deputy and two technical assistants.

        A good scouting system should be established with external persons encouraged to make recommendations.

        Friendly matches should be played on FIFA free days, and sold to the media for live coverage. That way, the expenses of preparation and bonuses can be covered. Source match sponsorship from Nigerian corporates seeking international exposure.

    • Haba! Next world cup would have 9 teams at least from Africa. Woe betide NFF and the so called youthful Eagles if they don’t qualify even if they are not paid bonuses for 55 years. Gusaus 2nd term and glass house officials football political careers depend on that. If no qualification (which I doubt), Nigerians will personally set glass house on fire and suspend our football for 2 years and force our politicians to rebrand football.

      No current super eagles player will joke with qualification, trust me. Back to back WC failure? Not a chance.

  • Why not leave pesiro.. why must we sack coaches after meeting target.. he just qualifed Nigeria for the Afcon without needing the last game…

    Allow him take the team to the Afcon and use the Afcon as a yardstick for his continuation…

    Nigeria always make the same mistakes starting from the day of late amodu.. a coach training his boys for yrs , perfecting strategy, meeting target but still losing his job, not Going to tournament they labored for…

    What will amumuke and finidi do? Will they win the Afcon for Nigeria? We did the same thing with rohn and we suffered for it.. Now we want to repeat same mistakes..

    • Greenturf 11 months ago

      Because Nigerians thinks they’re the best thing that ever happened!They think their beloved teams must win every game convincingly regardless of opposition.Winning is not even enough they’re one set of ego trip self-importance kind of people but the truth’s the’re not as good as they think unfortunately.
      Employ a world class coach bla…bla…bla…Which player is he going to work with especially the midfield?A man has just qualified you for a major tournament with a game to spare yet you’re calling for his head because you want a coach that would come in and trash every team that comes his way,keep dreaming..I don’t see that happening not with the kind of personnel available in the midfield,we have to face reality and accept the truth that we are a team in progress and hoping things gets better.
      The Morocco,Tunisia,Senegal and co we think that have world class coaches were humbled by teams at Siera leone level these world class coaches will come tomorrow and we would wish we have retained Peseiro.
      A very insatiable people.Nigerians are so hard to please,always making wrong calls and contantly biting its fingers in regret of previous actions yet repeating the same mistakes tomorrow damn!
      LEAVE PESEIRO ALONE THE NFF IS THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIAN FOOTBALL.WE SHOULD ALLOW CONTINUITY AND STOP SHOOTING OURSELVES IN THE FOOT!WHEN YOU SACK SOMEONE UNJUSTLY KARMA ALWAYS WILL FOLLOW SUCH EVIL UNFAIR ACTIONS!WE SHOULD ALSO LEARN TO SHOW LOVE TO FOREIGNERS WORKING IN OUR COUNTRY AND MAKE THEM FEEL WELCOMED JUST LIKE WE’RE IN THEIR COUNTRY,WE MUST STOP BEING RACISTS!

      • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

        Hahahahaha…….any coach can win AFCON with these boys in 2 weeks…..LMAOOo

        Let us fail with our own……LMAOoo

        We have the best players on the Continent……LMAOoo

        Whatever Nigerians smoke deserves a Guinness World Record award.

        The Karma that attended the sack of Rohr is yet to complete its job, NFF wants to invite another variant of Karma…..LMAOoo. Peserio and his $70,000 budget were one of God’s ways of punishing them. They want to punish themselves by hiring their 94 squad tin-gods (who hate themselves so badly till date) to work together.

        If you must hire a local coach who has won the league, Stanley Eguma of Rivers United has many years of coaching experience, was part of the Enyimba coaching crew that won the CAF Champs Leagues way back, won several domestic titles and just reach the q/finals of the CAF Confed cup (the first of a Nigerian club in the last decade if im not mistaken). He even topped the local league group in the regular season and was in the running to win the league till the last day before finishing in CAF Confed cup placing.

        Kennedy Boboye has close to a decade of coaching experience, Has won 2 league titles with 2 different clubs that aren’t even the biggest clubs in the country and has assisted in the national teams before.

        Fidelis Ilechukwu also with about a decade of senior-level coaching experience took MFM from the level of a church-based street team to playing in the CAF Champs League and has been one of the most consistent coaches in the local league.

        Worthy mention too is new entrant, Daniel Ogunmodede of small Remo Stars who led them to 2nd position both in the regular season and super six. Not forgetting a man like Gbenga Ogunbote, one of the most consistent and highest-paid coaches in the country at the moment, whom his fellow coaches in the league refer to as the “Oracle”.

        This is the problem I have with the NFF. If you must hire local coaches why not hire the best of them? Does it have to be these jobbers who always come begging for jobs at your gates….?? Does it have to be 94 squad members….?? Why do they like recycling failure like this…? When will we start putting sentiments aside and putting the dossiers of these coaches at the front burner when hiring them….??

        How does it even sound in the ears that its the man that was demoted to the position of academy coach in El-maqqasa within less than 3 months in Egypt and then went on to Zambia to get sacked within 7 months for taking Zanaco, one of the biggest sides in Zambia, to the relegation zone, is the one The NFF is planning to hand the SE over to. If amuneke were to be a white man with such a CV, will these sentimental racists hailing this planned move by the NFF still hail the NFF for such a “brilliant” thought….???

        I tire for this breed of human beings o.

        My fear from time immemorial with NFF and SE coaching role has never been a coach getting sacked, it is the type of human beings they will end up choosing as a replacement that has always given me stomach aches. I cant remember when last the NFF replaced a good coach with a better one….or a bad coach with a good one.

      • Chudynak 11 months ago

        Please stop this emotional piece. He is being sacked unjustly? Did you not read that his contract is expiring by month-end? The duty of the NFF is to determine whether there had been improvement in the team and to what extent the coach has impacted the team technically since he took over. If there hadn’t been any verifiable progress, you want the NFF to retain him?

    • Exactly. Thank you for this comment 

  • Sunnyb 11 months ago

    Amuneke, pls not him the lacks the temperament, lacks the technical skills to coach the super eagles , with Amuneke tribalism and sentiments would become norms. 

  • Lucky osi 11 months ago

    Amunike has more coaching experience. My spirit tells me Amunike will do well. NFF should give him a chance.

  • Osaretin 11 months ago

    In as much I really never believe Pesiero was the right man for the job. The honest truth is that the NFF body does not have the capacity to manage any coach. Therefore nothing good will come out of this. Look the problem is money and the NFF cannot market the national team to be able to meet their bills. Picnick is bad and all that at least he got sponsors one time or the other to pick some of this bills. The truth of the matter is that the NFF cannot get sponsors and they are to blame

  • @Sunnyb, thank you for hitting the nail. The moment Amuneke was mentioned I knew they would ignore facts and capability. Amuneke has refused to grow, refused to improve his personal development..
    He is always begging for to coach SE because he knows that he is not qualified and prolly using his gang of players to push for the job..

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 11 months ago

    Senegal just thrashed Brazil 4-2…this is the same Senegal who did not fare too well or as expected in their last couple of showings or so- and against much “lesser” opposition than Brazil –

    Moral of the story here is that football is never black and white in terms of predictability, people need to temper judgement with common sense (although that has been proven not to be so common at all after all!) and patience in 99.9% of the time, there are also very obvious justifications for this reasoning – how many will I list?

    Football is a team game, just because one team has the best player in the world does not guarantee that they will win the game – Scotland vs Norway (case in point)

    There are always an array of complex factors (each equally as important as the next) that determine the outcome of a match, I wont go into listing those at this point (because if this is alien to you then there’s no point in listing the reasons as they’ll just go over your head)- Suffice to say that until Nigeria decides to do things the right way, they wont get great results, that’s just the nature of the beast – So jumping to conclusions in football is always a “mug’s game” don’t become another statistic in the long list of Sere’s, let’s stop being piece-meal in our thinking and take a more holistic view of things – our forefathers were the one’s who said –

    E se bi won tin se, ko ba le ri bitinri. Simples! Oro po ninu iwe kobo!

  • Collins Id 11 months ago

    @tee, you can go to hell with your doom words, you can mark your words your self with your own pupu and use it to rub your face. what kind of dimonic write up is that? Are you a bitter leaf tee or lipton tee? I bind and cast you to your room in the name of your greatgrand father. Ahaba, kiloshele with you? are you for us or against us? You cant even which any contendant to fail in a beautifull game of football not to talk of your own country, do you realise that football is played to entertain fans not the football officials or the administrators you are trying to direct your anger to, we understand their failures, but you dont have to wish our national team failure that is un acceptable. However
    Amunike and finidi cannot produce the kind of football that will take supereagles to the real level we deserve, even keshi/amudu may their souls rest in peace, couldnt produce the expected level of football with the eagles, there is no nigerian coach that can take us there now, mr Tee is right about our leagues football game play and it easily reflects in our super eagles when local coaches are involved, we hardly score goals because our transition mentality from diffense to attack is very slow and poor, that is why we hardly score goals, or even creat chances, apart from via counter attacks! Our coaches are stock with old westerhof and bunferee joes tactics, which do work with underage teams and less organise teams, but fails with competent teams, our football strenght which all our coaches relies on is to retain possession, dance around with the ball, and creat less chances, expecially when their opponent is defensive, one thing you will admit in rohr and pesero is that the supereagles transition to attack and also attacking aproachs are very fast and delibrate, they creat chances but our players do miss chances, they can equalise games and win, thats to tell you how Good they have worked in our attacking artitudes, they only lack in diffence and midfied, if you ceck the number of goals both rohr and pesero have scored for eagles is well above all our local coaches goals put together, our coaches in National team and clubside are known for 0 0 and 1 0, they only posess the ball without result, but their strenght is the deffence and midfield buildup they are also good in player selection and scouting.
    For me the real less expensive coaches that can give us what we desire right now are the south african coaches like pitso mosimane or stuart batxer, these guys got a wonderful football mentality that befits the supereagles, southafrica both female and male plays better football than Nigeria in the last 10/13years and most african teams the problem is they dont have quality players that can exibit their full potential, like we have in westafrica, if one of these guys handle the supereagles i believe we will do wonders, i love their athletism, their teams are very tecknical and fast, with skillfull and entertaining football phylosophy, they also dont take nonsense from players, they play collective football, both attacking and diffending in addition they are africans, they speak english and they understand africa football. In conclusion if the nff must stick to these current handlers, they should update their positions, pesero should be given a new role as the game manager which will definately cut his salary down, while the likes of finidi and bosso(instead of salisu) should be appointed as coaches, their duty is to invite players build a strong deffence and possesive naija midfield for the team, while pesero will only manage the games, tecknicaly at list we can manage them like that for the best afcon, @ tee i believe we will win the nest afcon, if orban and osihmen stars for the eagles.

  • Senegal just made a light weight of weighty Brazil. Strange our inept NFF just wasted this international window without any friendly. These guys are just local champions thoroughly lacking the clout to liaise with foreign counterparts. On the flip side, we must stop under rating African teams going forward. African football has really grown to almost same level as Europe/south America. Watching that Macedonia team England played yesterday, I can put my money that the Sierra Leone team we played, will get a good win against any day.

  • I think Amunike should be the man to handle the super eagles with Finidi to assist him in a combo like that.

    There is nothing like Amunike has being begging to coach the team or that he lacks the yecknucal or temparament to do so. Rather, he is showing his burning desires to do so because he knows the missong link or ingridient to fix the team bt has nt being giving the capacity to wotk.
    U should also know that most of the current team’s main players are his boys from day one nd he has always been around. Abeg, Amunike is very capable and updated to the finger tips in modern footbal coaching techniques so, he should be offered the job to be assisted by Finidi nd the both of them should be encouraged to work for us.

    In my own opinion, since Pesseiro has failed to fix the major problem of the team which is our entire midfield to become more creative,dynamic and very functional (something that even d blind could easily see), no matter the kind of excuses he is giving us today not even the current policy of the nff board on cutting costs on the number of foriegn based players to be invited at each point and all that, he should be allowed to go when his present contract expires in few days time.

    Let us all toe the current trend in most major African football countries like Senegal to manage our own team and encourage our very own who have gone out to recieve the necessary training and exposure nd yet very close to theteam with the wealth of experience they have got over the years being around.

    God bless Nigeria.

  • Omo9ja 11 months ago

    What elderly man seen when sitting if young
    man climb the Pam Treetop won’t be able to see anything. Did I not say this before?

    Amunike and Finidi George are the best for the job.

    Amunike should be giving the job while Finidi should be his assistance.

    Enough of this average foriegn coach. We spent almost seven years with Oga Rohr, what was his achievement? Bronze Medals.

    We can’t afford to waste too much time on this Oga Paseiro. Our own should be giving the opportunity to work and bring the best out of our players. They can do wonders if NFF are ready to support them. Fingers crossed. No time to waste time. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Omo9ja 11 months ago

      I meant to say his assistant. Let’s hope for the best my people. Senegal did it and we can do it too. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • John-1 11 months ago

      I agree with you Omo Naija (for the first time lol). Rohr achieved absolutely nothing. Afcon bronze and World Cup group exit is next to nothing! Morocco became the first and only African country to reach World Cup semifinal with a local and unknown coach. Senegal equally won Afcon and reached round of 16 at the World Cup with Cisse (a local coach).

      Unless we’re hiring Mourinho, Pep, Ancelloti, Arteta, Una Emry, Simeone or Pochettino, if not, we should forget all these European quack coaches and employ our local coaches.

      Late Stephen Keshi won Afcon and reached World Cup round of 16 Oboabona and co. A feet Rohr couldn’t smell after spending half a decade!

  • I think we need to understand that these two guys( Amuneke and Finidi) are two bosses on their own. The problem we had during the world cup qualifier against ghana was bringing in Amuneke to assist Eguaveon. I mean their egos will definately clash which obviously affected the team.

    I am begging NFF not to repeat that same error.

    They should either appoint one of them and put some younger but intelligent coach as assistants like ugbade and the likes.

  • NFF, Dr Drey’s reply needs to be crested on your thick skull. He like Ben Bruce made common sense. Words on marble:

    “Hahahahaha…….any coach can win AFCON with these boys in 2 weeks…..LMAOOo

    Let us fail with our own……LMAOoo

    We have the best players on the Continent……LMAOoo

    Whatever Nigerians smoke deserves a Guinness World Record award.

    The Karma that attended the sack of Rohr is yet to complete its job, NFF wants to invite another variant of Karma…..LMAOoo. Peserio and his $70,000 budget were one of God’s ways of punishing them. They want to punish themselves by hiring their 94 squad tin-gods (who hate themselves so badly till date) to work together.

    If you must hire a local coach who has won the league, Stanley Eguma of Rivers United has many years of coaching experience, was part of the Enyimba coaching crew that won the CAF Champs Leagues way back, won several domestic titles and just reach the q/finals of the CAF Confed cup (the first of a Nigerian club in the last decade if im not mistaken). He even topped the local league group in the regular season and was in the running to win the league till the last day before finishing in CAF Confed cup placing.

    Kennedy Boboye has close to a decade of coaching experience, Has won 2 league titles with 2 different clubs that aren’t even the biggest clubs in the country and has assisted in the national teams before.

    Fidelis Ilechukwu also with about a decade of senior-level coaching experience took MFM from the level of a church-based street team to playing in the CAF Champs League and has been one of the most consistent coaches in the local league.

    Worthy mention too is new entrant, Daniel Ogunmodede of small Remo Stars who led them to 2nd position both in the regular season and super six. Not forgetting a man like Gbenga Ogunbote, one of the most consistent and highest-paid coaches in the country at the moment, whom his fellow coaches in the league refer to as the “Oracle”.

    This is the problem I have with the NFF. If you must hire local coaches why not hire the best of them? Does it have to be these jobbers who always come begging for jobs at your gates….?? Does it have to be 94 squad members….?? Why do they like recycling failure like this…? When will we start putting sentiments aside and putting the dossiers of these coaches at the front burner when hiring them….??

    How does it even sound in the ears that its the man that was demoted to the position of academy coach in El-maqqasa within less than 3 months in Egypt and then went on to Zambia to get sacked within 7 months for taking Zanaco, one of the biggest sides in Zambia, to the relegation zone, is the one The NFF is planning to hand the SE over to. If amuneke were to be a white man with such a CV, will these sentimental racists hailing this planned move by the NFF still hail the NFF for such a “brilliant” thought….???

    I tire for this breed of human beings o.

    My fear from time immemorial with NFF and SE coaching role has never been a coach getting sacked, it is the type of human beings they will end up choosing as a replacement that has always given me stomach aches. I cant remember when last the NFF replaced a good coach with a better one….or a bad coach with a good one.”

  • Palmer 11 months ago

    Lol..Its obvious this is how its gonna end. They will clamour for home coaches, waste another couple of years, then start shopping for foreign coach again.
    All they are good at is recycling ideas. Clueless people running football here.
    However, what do you expect when a former journalist suddenly find himself in the Sport Minister`s Office, even the NFA Chairman never plays football, that doesn’t matter, however, its important.
    You want a Grade A coach when you cant even pay the one on your payroll

  • John-1 11 months ago

    If they want to get rid of the manager, this is the appropriate time. We can’t go anywhere with this clueless guy, especially when we now have strong African teams to face. Senegal just thrashed Brazil few days ago, is that a team we can face with this clueless guy? We thank him for qualifying us for the Afcon. He should be duly rewarded. But we need another direction.
    For me, Finidi and Amuneke can work as coach and assistant or vice-versa.

  • pitso mosimane is simply the best option

    https://youtu.be/Cy5nfuMMdgA

  • JimmyBall 11 months ago

    The Nigerian Super Eagles and National team is rigged… Players like Ekong, Umeruo, Chukwueze, Moses Simon are no longer suppose to be starters.

    When coaches take the job, they make quickly to form bond and become loyal to certain players…

    The idea is to become a constant feature whether on merit or not. I recall when the guy Obinna Nwobodo was in Turkey @Goztepe.

    That dad was far better Wilfred Ndidi and still is, he is a better ball player and to me clearly a better midfielder. But hey, he was always ignored and even now despite being one of the best players in that position in the MLS.

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