Emmanuel Amuneke is new Flying Eagles coach….

Emmanuel Amuneke

Former Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed as the new coach of the Nigerian U20 National team, the Flying Eagles. His appointment was confirmed by the Nigerian Football Federation in a communiqué at the end of its executive Board meeting on Tuesday. His appointment could be seen as a deserved promotion after he successfully guided the Golden Eaglets to defend their title at the 2015 FIFA U17 world in Chile. Success in Chile earned him a nomination for the African Coach of the year award, which he lost to Ivory Coast’s Herve Renard. His first task in charge of the Flying Eagles would be to ensure that the Flying Eagles Qualifier for the 2017 African youth Championship. Amuneke was named African Footballer of the Year in 1994.  He will be assisted by Kabiru Baleria and Emeka Amadi as assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer respectively. The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will face the winner of the qualifying tie between Burundi/ DR Congo in the second round of qualification for the competition.  Nigeria is yet to win the world cup in this category. The lads coached by Tunde Disu and Samson Siasia got the second positions in 1989 (in Saudi Arabia) and 2005 (in Holland) respectively. We wish Coach Amuneke and his new team the best of luck.

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