Contrary to the feeling in some quarters that by appointing Austin Eguavoen and Emmanuel Amuneke to lead the technical crew of the Super Eagles, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has put two captains in a ship, a former international, Dahiru Sadi, has said there won’t be any case of power-tussle between the coaches.
On Monday, the NFF shelved plans to appoint a foreign coach for the senior national team and opted to retain Eguavoen as the interim Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.
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The federation also appointed another former international and a former coach of the Haifas of Tanzania, Emmanuel Amuneke, as Chief Coach while Salisu Yusuf dropped to the position of 1st assistant coach.
The NFF also retained former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo as an assistant coach and Alloy Agu as goalkeepers’ trainer.
Speaking to Daily Trust Tuesday, Sadi who is a member of the NFF Technical Committee said the federation has obeyed the clarion calls by Nigerians for indigenous coaches to handle the Super Eagles.
He also allayed fears of any clashes between Eguavoen and Amuneke as he maintained that both coaches have their roles clearly spelt out by the federation.
“I don’t think there is going to be any problem. Each person has been assigned his role. So there won’t be any reason for them to disagree or clash.
“Moreover, they played for Nigeria at the same time and are still very good friends.
“I don’t see them fighting because they are gentlemen who have the interest of Nigeria at heart. There is also division of labour so there is no cause for alarm,” he assured.
Sadi, therefore, called for prayers from Nigerians for the technical crew of the Super Eagles to succeed.
He said once they have the support of the NFF and Nigerians, Eguavoen and Amuneke would take the Super Eagles to the Promised Land.
“We should continue to pray for the team and the coaches. If NFF gives them the necessary support, the technical crew will deliver on its mandate.
“This is what we have been clamouring for so let us give the coaches a chance,” said Sadi.