NFF: Emmanuel Amuneke joins Eagles coaching crew

Written by on February 7, 2022

Emmanuel Amuneke has joined the Super Eagles coaching crew, the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed.

NFF reconstitutes the Eagles coaching crew following their early exit in Cameroon.

In the new technical crew, NFF retained Austin Eguavoen as the interim coach while the trio of Salisu Yusuf, Joseph Yobo, and Aloy Agu are still with the team. their positions. However, Emmanuel Amuneke is drafted as the first chief coach

According to the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the new constitution is a recommendation from the Technical and Development Committee.

“The NFF Board has approved a recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee retaining Augustine Eguavoen as Technical Director/Technical Adviser (interim) while Emmanuel Amuneke becomes the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles. Salisu Yusuf will be the 2nd Assistant Coach/Chief Coach of the CHAN team and Joseph Yobo will be 3rd Assistant while Aloysius Agu remains the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.

However, he appreciated Jose Pesiero for the interest shown to Nigeria football but the NFF has confidence in the coaching crew after a positive outing in Cameroon.

“We acknowledge and appreciate the interest that Mr. Jose Peseiro has shown in Nigeria Football during our very cordial discussions and have absolutely no doubt about his capacity. We believe that perhaps in the future, there could be an opportunity to work with him. However, in view of the positive performance of the Super Eagles at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations which has given hope to Nigerians and boosted our confidence in the present coaching crew to qualify us for the World Cup in Qatar, we have decided to accept the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee to retain the Eguavoen-led coaching crew and strengthen it with the addition of Emmanuel Amuneke.”

In March, Nigeria will face Ghana in a double-header to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.


Augustine Eguavoen – Technical Director/Technical Adviser (interim)

Emmanuel Amuneke – Chief Coach/1st Assistant

Salisu Yusuf – 2nd Assistant/Chief Coach, CHAN

Joseph Yobo – 3rd Assistant

Aloysius Agu – Goalkeepers’ Trainer

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