The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed its Technical Director, Shuaibu Amodu, as the coach of the senior national team, the Super Eagles, on an interim basis.
Amodu will lead a quartet of Salisu Ibrahim, Alloy Agu, Imama Amakapabo and Kennedy Boboye, for the two international friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg.
The NFF technical committee made the recommendation to the Executive Committee after hours of deliberation and argued that the two NPFL coaches, Amakapabo and Boboye, were included for exposure to top level football.
Amakapabo coaches Enugu Rangers, while Boboye is Abia Warriors’ manager.
Samson Siasia and Emmanuel Amuneke, who were in charge before now have been dropped, but Alloy Agu remains the goalkeeper trainer.
“Part of the recommendations we gave to the Executive Committee of the federation is that Amodu will supervise the technical crew to be headed by the Salisu,” a source told Leadership.
“We also recommended the drafting of two league coaches into the crew and we went for Rangers and Abia Warriors chief coaches, just as we settled for Agu as the goalkeeper trainer.
“We went for the two league coaches to expose them with those two matches. I know that Nigerians will ask why Siasia and Amunike did not continue with the team, but we all know that they are very much engaged and committed with their teams.
“Our plans and expectations will be to provide every help to Siasia to win the Olympic Games trophy. The appointment will be for the two friendly matches, after which we will continue with the hiring of a substantive coach for the team”, he added.
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