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NFF In Talks With Amuneke About Technical Director Job

NFF In Talks With Amuneke About Technical Director Job

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is in talks with former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, about the position of Technical Director, reports Completesports.com.

Feelers from the Sunday Dankaro Football House in Abuja revealed that the NFF has approached Amuneke who is presently the director in charge of academies in Africa at Misr Lel Makkasa of Egypt to consider accepting an appointment as the Technical Director following the expiration of Bitrus Bewarang’s contract last June

Daniel Amokachi was in line to get the job last month, but it didn’t work out after it emerged that he had been pencilled for a bigger appointment by the federal government as the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Sports, an appointment the former Super Eagles forward has accepted.

“Amuneke has been offered the job of Director Technical by the NFF, but the former national Under-17 World Cup-winning coach is undecided about the job. But NFF president Amaju Pinnick has been talking with him and hoping that he might accept the job to serve his country in higher capacity,” our source who requested anonymity divulged.

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“Aside agreeing on the financial terms of the contract, Amuneke is stalling in accepting the job because he still nurses the ambition of coaching the Super Eagles one day. He was categorical that he is not done with coaching and that he hopes to return to the training pitch soon.”

Further checks revealed that the NFF made an initial offer of N3m to Amuneke to leave his job in Egypt and become the Director Technical of the Nigeran football ruling body, but the former Barcelona star laughed off the offer as being too small compared to what he earned at El Makkasa in Egypt.

The 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games gold medallist and AFCON 2004 winner, we gathered, is on $20,000 monthly salary as Misr Lel Makassa’s Director of Academies in Africa. The question now is whether the NFF is ready to break bank to land its target.

Amunuke guided the Taifa Stars of Tanzanian to the last AFCON in Egypt. He has also worked as assistant coach at Al-Hazem (Saudi Arabia), and coached Al Khatoum of Sudan, as well as Nigeria’s national Under-17 team for four years.

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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  • NFF should raise the stakes and land this gem…he’s our own and he’s capable

  • Francesco A 10 months ago

    Finidi is available.. it doesnt make sense for him to leave his present $20k per month for unpredicatble NFF…
    Emma please pass on this job offer..

  • They should give amunike super eagles to manage. he will surely do better than GR.

    • Oakfield 10 months ago


    • Kaylord 10 months ago


    • Chinedu 10 months ago

      My brother you dey throw stone. Abeg make the guy find job elsewhere before they start saying he is incompetent. They have started calling you names already, But yet his qualification is higher than the current coach you have. For me i wish all this super eagles players can stay away from the NFF. They are very toxic group and they don’t see anything good in them.

  • Haa Haa.he is not Amodu Shuaibu or Christian Chukwu that u can offer peanut and still shouting hallelujah.Amuneke,oliseh is an international men that sign professional,matured offer.
    Don’t offer embarrassment offer with this type of people.
    You know OLISEH is managing FIFA TECHNICAL DEPT., MIKE EMENALO-MONACO in France, likewise AMUNEKE-maqasa in EGYPT.

  • Oakfield 10 months ago

    He earns 20k dollars a month and you expect him to quit the job and come and collect peanuts with all the witches and wizards flying around everywhere in the glass house. You guys are joking…

  • This is the man that should be understudying Rohr instead of wasting tax payer’s money on Yobo. Amuneke can learn a few things from Rohr in terms of human management skills, which is very huge to being a successful coach. Rohr has been in the game for a long time and for some to keep trying to discredit his wisdom is nothing but foolishness. And in return, Amuneke has a huge amount of experience in enhancing the team’s functionality technically. For those who think at present Amunike deserves the job more than Rohr, that submission is very funny. It takes a lot more than the technical know how and I think Rohr is very much ahead in team management strategies.

    IMHO I do not think Oliseh was bad technically but his human management skills was very poor. There are some kind of experience Rohr brinks to the table that should not be wasted. We are supposed to have one or two of our brilliant indigenous coaches like Amunike directly behind this man for continuity.

    Despite how many short comings that many believe Rohr has, his effect on the team is very conspicuous. Rohr is definitely doing a lot of things right. Some keep telling us he is not good enough, yet, yet most of the players are dedicated to him. If NFF are wise enough, they will take a good advantage of that instead of throwing one “ball boy” into the mix to waste our money and the opportunity to invest into the future.

    It is music to our ears that even Ghana Football Association that a supposed legend who does not mean well was asking us us to start copying are the ones that want to copy our style, all because of this same Rohr. If a few of the brilliant minds we have as indigenous coaches can be lined up after this man, it would be a brilliant move. They will learn many other tricks that are just beyond the technical part of the game and sky would be the limit for us.

    As such, even if NFF will cost NFF to pay Amuneke 20 000 USD to be Rohr’s immediate Assistant instead of this Technical Director position, I believe it is a wise investment for the future. Coaching seems to be Amuneke’s primary passion. I think convincing him to take the position of the Assistant Coach (even if they need to discard their “ball boy” who is not there on merit in the first place, but due to the obvious corruption in our system) is more productive for us presently.

    • Goal ⚽️ 10 months ago

      Coach Amuneke deserves more than being technical director, he is way more qualify to be the head coach of the Super Eagles .

      Either him or Egbo should replace Rohr, these men deserve respect from the NFF and should be given an improve deal from what Rohr is earning.

      We love men who are technically sound and brave to manage our national team and not cowards.

    • Goal ⚽️ 10 months ago

      Coach Amuneke deserves more than being technical director, he is way more qualify to be the head coach of the Super Eagles .

      Either him or Egbo should replace Rohr, these men deserve respect from the NFF and should be given an improve deal from what Rohr is earning.

      We love men who are technically sound and brave to manage our national team and not cowards.

      • @Goal, its either you are completely blinded by hatred for Rohr or you did not carefully read my comment before making yours. We need to be objective in our comments.

    • Clementoke 10 months ago

      The Amuneke that I know will never agree to be an assistant to Rohr

  • Always off point.. Read and digest Debo’s comments.

  • Omo9ja 10 months ago

    This is why i said Nigerians are the problems of Nigeria.

    Can we see that now?

    Coach Amunike is earning $20,000 monthly salary but just because it is own fatherland, he should quit his $20,000 job in Egypt and come home in Nigeria because he has no family like Mr. Amaju, Diko and Mr. Sheyi ba?

    Who does that?

    NFF ridiculously and emotionally downgrading our ex players.

    NFF refused to retire coach Agu when we have capable replacements for the coach? We have Vincent Enyeama and Ikeme. Both of them are capable enough to bring the best out of
    Izoho, Okoye, Alanpasun and Osagwe. Why NFF?

    Are you people not tired of the services of Akpeyi and Ezenwa? These Enyeama and Ikeme are for the young golies not Agu.

    These two young men would bring new ideas to the team. Likewise Amunike and the rest ofthem. Yobo and Oga Rohr are not good enough to handle Super Eagles of Nigeria period.

    Mr. Rohr need help while Yobo has no coaching experience yet and still, NFF are expecting miracles from Oga Rohr and Yobo? That is the NFF for you Nigerians.

    The typical example of the Super Eagles is Nigeria. Instead of old politicians to retire themselves jęję and letting the youth carry on but they still want to go ahead and finish Nigeria like what the NFF are doing now.

    I’m sorry for Nigeria. Nonetheless, Nigeria is not our problem but our leaders.

    We have Egbo, Amunike, Emelalo, Siasia, Olishe and so on but NFF can not build a world class team around its own people because of their pockets? Are you kidding me NFF?

    NFF are just callow of the game. They don’t understand the game of football at all. So, Mr. Amunike should quit his job because of an ordinary title and chicken change?
    It’s doesn’t work like that NFF.

    Mr. Rohr is doing his best for Nigeria and at least, NFF should compliments his efforts by strengthen the coaching departments.

    We are watching you NFF vividly ooo. Hmm. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • @oakfield who is ewu?

  • @oakfield For calling me ewu GOD will punish you forever. You will never see good in your life. You will remain poor forever. You will continue to sufer. The spirit of udide shrine will visit you where ever you are. You are in big trouble now.

    • Oakfield 10 months ago

      Looooooolllll……. Ewu!!!!!! Haha haha…. Anu manu…. Na the one wey visit u dy make u go crazy now abi or poor to the extent u dy recharge 100 naira data abi?? Miserable idiot like you…ewu

    • Oakfield 10 months ago

      When did u recover from the heart attack u suffered (as confrssed by u just like ur oga has been taking bp pills) when gr signed the new contract…… Chai, omoh u try o but God never begin dy punish u sef. When he’s done with eh, u go learn how to appreciate good things and stop being a miserable stumbling block to other people’s success..everything na back to sender. I’ll be here 24/7 bouncing and bubbling… Ewu.

  • De Star 10 months ago

    @Stan , Haba !!! For goodness sake 2 wrongs can’t make it right.
    We are all Nigerians that are expected to put on our maturity caps with matured mind while on the forum . Your vituperation is bad !

    As for the NFF, let them continue to fool themselves, that is part of the way they run down their fellow Nigerians with dehumanizing salary and bad condition of services just to ensure competent hands or people with strong character and highly principled ones doesn’t come near football house and selfish interest . 
    I am sure , Amunike will not be so daft to jettison his good steady salary job to the senseless offer from the glass house . In the first instance, if Nigeria were not a coursed country that neither value her own citizens nor gives her own citizens good working condition to succeed , the likes of Amunikes should be handling the super eagles team . 
    When the right personnel takes the leadership mantle of NFF, the future of Nigerian football would surely be in the hands of the Amunikes of this world . He should therefore, concentrate on his job and never allowed NFF to distract him 

    • Chinedu 10 months ago

      Well we can’t wait for Amaju tenure to end. The egunje they are collecting from Rorh is not paying off anymore. Just like you pointed, hope Amuneke will not be stupid to take this offer, and yet be owed salary. A word is enough for the wise.

  • daniel 10 months ago

    I must tell una the truth, is better for white guy to coach super Eagles than black man, Amunike or finid can be assistant or Nff chairman or techinical director, we need all our ex internationals in every area of sports in Nigeria, started from 1990 and 1994 set but for black man to caoch 9ja, our players wont respect him, make una try and see

  • 20000 dollar 9,4 40,000m @472naira . Nff shud pay the egypt club 3m so he can have time maybe 4 hours duty time per day release clause.