Amuneke Turns Down NFF’s Offer To Coach Flying Eagles

Nigeria National U-17 head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has turned down offers to return to the Golden Eaglets or work as assistant Coach in Nigeria’s U-20 Men’s national team.

It will be recalled that in a media parley held last week in Abuja, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick declared that the former Super Eagles winger will continue as coach of the Golden Eaglets and also assist Manu Garba with the Flying Eagles job.

Speaking in a recent interview with, the 44-year old stressed that said since he has not being contacted in person he is averse to the idea of taking up an appointment offered without following the appropriate channels.

“No doubt coaching the national team is something I consider a huge privilege and when you even get to win honors with the national team, I think there are very few experiences that can beat that.

“However, I don’t subscribe to certain situations and certainly I don’t think announcing the appointment of a coach on air without a meeting with the party involved or a written contract is not how I’ll choose to work.”

The Former Nigeria international guided Nigeria’s U-17 Men’s football team to glory at the 2015 Edition of the World Cup in Chile.

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