“There’s nonetheless unhealthy blood” – Amunike makes first feedback since shedding Tremendous Eagles job to Finidi

“There’s nonetheless unhealthy blood” – Amunike makes first feedback since shedding Tremendous Eagles job to Finidi

1994 Africa Footballer of the Yr Emmanuel Amunike has made his first feedback because the Nigeria Soccer Federation appointed Finidi George as the pinnacle coach of the Tremendous Eagles, Soccernet.ng studies.

Amunike was the favorite to be named as Jose Peseiro’s successor as soon as it was clear that the NFF had determined to interact a Nigerian coach and never a international one.

With a CV that included profitable the FIFA U17 World Cup and training golf equipment in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, and Nigeria, in addition to guiding Tanzania to achieve the 2019 AFCON, Amunike seemingly had the sting over Enyimba coach Finidi.

Nonetheless, the NFF employed Finidi as an alternative, citing the necessity to preserve continuity as the previous Ajax Amsterdam man was Peseiro’s right-hand man on the 2023 AFCON, the place Nigeria completed as vice-champions.

Nonetheless, Amunike believes he was schemed out of the position due to some soccer officers within the nation who nonetheless maintain ‘unhealthy blood’ for him on account of previous frictions.

The previous Barcelona ahead maintains these individuals may very well be liable for investigating the ‘deceptive studies within the media’ that sought to tarnish his inage after he utilized to educate the nationwide workforce.

“They succeeded in smearing my title within the media due to the Eagles job,” Amuneke mentioned, as per the Punch.

“They’ll proceed with their propaganda, however I’ll stay disciplined. It’s not do-or-die job.

“All these allegations made within the media on-line due to the Eagles job are clearly not true, however those that advisable candidates for the job know I can’t be simply bullied. I do know there may be nonetheless unhealthy blood with these officers, however its advantageous.”

Amunike has earlier teaching expertise with the nationwide groups at youth ranges, having dealt with the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles at completely different occasions.

The 53-year-old tactician was additionally the Tremendous Eagles assistant coach to Augustine Eguavoen, when Nigeria failed to select up a a ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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