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Yachi recommends Amokachi for Super Eagles job

As the clamour for an indigenous coach to replace Jose Peseiro continues, a former General Manager of the defunct Nigeria National League side, Bananawa FC,…

As the clamour for an indigenous coach to replace Jose Peseiro continues, a former General Manager of the defunct Nigeria National League side, Bananawa FC, Mr. Harry Yachi, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to appoint a former international, Daniel ‘Da Bull’ Amokachi as coach of the senior national team.

After 22 months in charge of the Super Eagles, Peseiro last Friday bade his players, employers and the country farewell following the expiration of his contract on February 28.

Soon after Peseiro announced his departure, Nigerian football stakeholders have continued to call on the NFF to appoint a local coach to handle the national team.

Therefore, familiar names like the current NFF Technical Director and former captain of the Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen, Sunday Oliseh, Emmnauel Amuneke, George Finidi, Dan Amokachi and Vincent Enyeama have been linked with the plum job.

In a related development, Yachi said the NFF should consider Amokachi for the job because he has the prerequisite knowledge and experience to lead the national team.

“Now that Peseiro has left, I am calling on the NFF to give the job to Daniel Amokachi, to be assisted by Emmanuel Amuneke, Finidi George, and Vincent Enyeama.

“They should be given five years to rebuild the Super Eagles. Amokachi has what it takes to lead the team. He was there when Nigeria won the AFCON in 2013.

“If these names I have mentioned agree to work together, they will produce a formidable squad that would go on to win laurels for Nigeria,” said Yachi.

It will be recalled that Amokachi represented Nigeria at two FIFA World Cups in 1994 &1998, the 1994 AFCON in Tunisia and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

The former Club Brugge and Everton star also served as assistant coach to late Stephen keshi from 2008 to 2014 and was Super Eagles interim coach in 2014-2015.