Like a ghost that has refused to go, the name of coach Amodu Shaibu re-echoed in Abeokuta when his erstwhile assistant, Daniel Amokachi declared that the Edo state-born sweat merchant remains the number one man of the technical crew of the home-based Eagles.
Answering questions after the Eaglesâ€™ 5-0 bashing of Sily Stars of Guinea, Amokachi said, â€œI wish to correct one impression people seem to have about this team. I am not the chief coach of the home-based Eagles. I am only assisting. Shaibu Amodu is the man in charge of the team. I was called in to handle the team pending when he returns.â€
Amokachi would not entertain questions on the Eaglesâ€™ ouster by Niger from the African Nations Championship. â€œI think it will only be fair to narrow your questions to this particular match (against Guinea). Even a blind man would know that this match is different from the Niger match. Even against Niger it was just hardluck. We created 23 chances including a penalty, but could not convert any. That is football.
â€œToday we played well as we were able to score five goals. It is not easy to score that number of goals in a single match. The boys should be commended,â€ Amokachi enthused.