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Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Amun urges NFF to consider foreign coach for Eagles

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Nff_logoBy Albert Akota

Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Fanny Amun has advised the NFF to look beyond indigenous sentiments in deciding the next coach of the Super Eagles.

The NFF have claimed that they have offered a new contract to Stephen Keshi, after initially stating their resolve to hire a foreign coach for the Eagles, even though that decision was shunned after they came under pressure to have a Nigerian lead the team.

But Amun, who coached Nigeria’s U17’s to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Japan in 1993, says the NFF shouldn’t be bothered about sentiments of race and nationality, and hire the best man for the job.

“Michael Emenalo is a Nigerian who works at Chelsea as technical director. Nobody looks at his race or his nationality.

“So why should we be too concerned with where the Super Eagles coach come from? My opinion is that if you’re good, you’re good.

“If they say they want a coach from Sweden, I don’t mind. Our coaches should also aspire to work in Sweden and elsewhere,” Amun said.

The Super Eagles are still without a substantive coach, after Stephen Keshi’s contract expired last July, even though the former Eagles skipper subsequently worked on an interim basis.

 

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