Amodu emerges Super Eagles interim coach


The National Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Association, Shaibu Amodu, will lead quartet of Salisu Ibrahim, Alloy Agu, Emma Amakapabo and Kennedy Boboye to serve as the Super Eagles temporal consortium of technical crew to handle the team for the two international friendly encounters against Mali and Luxembourg in Europe.

The Nigeria Football Federation technical Sub-committee made the recommendation to the Executive Committee of the Federation after several hours of deliberation.
The technical committee argued that they went for Amakapabo and Boboye, two league coaches, meritoriously to expose them to the rudiments of the game with those two matches.

While Amakapabo coaches Rangers FC, Boboye is at the helm of affairs at Abia Warriors.
A member of the committee noted that while Amodu would supervise and oversee the other coaches, Agu would remain as the goalkeeper trainer, arguing that the decision to drop both Samson Siasia and Emmanuel Amunike from the technical crew has nothing to do with their technical input during the Eagles clash with the Pharaohs of Egypt.

A source said: “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.
“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.”