Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke will be retained to nurture the next set of U-17 players who will start preparing for the 2017 African and world championships by next year.
According to Seyi Akinwunmi, the First Vice-President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who spoke in Abuja at the dinner in honour of the Golden Eaglets said: “NFF has agreed that Amuneke will remain to nurture the next Golden Eaglets, which will start preparing for the 2017 African and world championships by next year’’.
Akinwunmi further disclosed that Amuneke would also graduate to assist the coach of the under-20 team, Manu Garba, and also be involved in the NFF talent-hunt programme.
He said the idea was to allow each level coach to work with the next level coach so as to ensure synergy and systematic transition from one level to the next.
“What we have tried to do is to encourage the growth of youth football. There is nothing stopping the Eaglets from aspiring and working very hard to participate in the Super Eagles cadre,’’ he said