Super Eagle’s Job: Amuneke, Makinwa, Finidi Tips To Succeed Peseiro …as Odegbami urges NFF to engage indigenous Coach

  • By Demola Atobaba

As the race for who to succeeds the former Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro gathers momentum, the nation’s Football Governing Body, the NFF is doing everything within its means not to commit blunder of choosing a wrong hand to lead the senior national team.

One of the head eggs of the NFF, against this backdrop consulted administrators of the leading WhatsApp platform in Nigeria, Sports World to throw it open and know the choice of critical stakeholders domiciled in the platform on the choice of the new coach.


This follows the call of Ex-international, Chief Segun Odegbami, who also called on the Nigeria Football Federation to look inward for an indigenous coach to handle the Super Eagles.

Odegbami who was unequivocal in his submission said that Nigeria needed a better hand to handle the Super Eagles as against the former handler who nearly turns the nation senior team to a non attacking side.

It would be recalled that the Portuguese manager, Jose Peseiro, confirmed his exit as coach of the Super Eagles after his contract officially expired on Thursday after guiding the Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

Odegbami in a statement made available to TopNews Editor, observed that the colonial mental slavery should not be allowed to put Nigerian football in doldrums anymore.

According to him, the football living legend stated that, “Unless we want to be enslaved forever, in our colonial mentality where we think that only the white can coach us to success.

“All around us, we hear about some Nigerians who are excelling in all fields of endeavours and they are leaving the country to go and help other countries.

“Football is not a rocket science, but a simple game. We have lots of Nigerians who have all the qualifications to take us to any level.

“For me, I won’t suffer from colonial mentality again and enough of foreign coaches. Now, it’s time for a Nigerian coach to handle our national team,” Odegbami said.

Flowing from the above, the votes openly conducted by members of Sports World Platform on Saturday reveals that the choice of new Super Eagles Coach is Emmanuel Amuneke. This stem from the fact that out of 35 members voted on the platform, 20 members voted in favour of the 1994 African Footballer of the Year while 10 others shared the remaining 15 votes.

The 1980 AFCON winners said that Peseiro had performed averagely as coach of the Super Eagles, but made the team suffered less possessions even as Super Eagles paraded the best legs in the continent.

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