Emmanuel Amunike Expresses Interest in Coaching Super Eagles

Emmanuel Amunike Expresses Interest in Coaching Super Eagles

Ibitoye Shittu
March 27, 2023 at 10:12 AM
  • Former Nigerian international Emmanuel Amunike has expressed interest in coaching the Super Eagles
  • As a coach in 2015, Amunike led the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria to winning the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in Chile
  • The former Barcelona star has now explained that he will surely grab the chance to lead his country's national side

Emmanuel Amunike has stated emphatically that he is interested in coaching the Super Eagles adding that he is capable of changing the fortunes of the three-time African champions.

During his active days as a footballer, Amunike was one of the biggest Nigerian players in history as he played for Barcelona and was part of the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations.

Interestingly, that same year, Amunike was also named the African Best Footballer thanks to his incredible performances for Zamalek and the national team.

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Emmanuel Amunike expresses interest in coaching Super Eagles. Photo by Patrick Smith
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According to a report on Complete Sports, Amunike explained that he wants to be in charge of the Super Eagles on his own and not as an assistant.

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What Amunike said about coaching Nigeria

“I’ve never coached the Super Eagles, I’ve only gone twice to assist someone but coaching Super Eagles on my own I have not.
“But of course Nigeria is my country and the national team we are all part of it and when the opportunity comes and Nigerians feel that we can add something to the national team of course it’s a welcome development.”

Meanwhile, Jose Peseiro is currently the coach of the Super Eagles and has been in charge since May 2022.

Amunike speaks on World Cup qualifier

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Super Eagles star Emmanuel Amunike disclosed that winning the AFCON and Olympics with the Nigerian national team remains the best moments of his career.

Amunike years back was one of the best wingers in the world considering his speed and ability in scoring goals, which paved the way for him to play for Barcelona.

The former Zamalek star also played an important role in helping the Nigerian national team win the 1994 African Cup of Nations, netting the winning goal.

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