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Dujkovic blasts Nigeria over Eagles

By Ben Efe
Former Black Stars coach, Ratomir Dujkovic is angry with Nigerians for dropping his name around a job he never showed interest in.


He said that he was very much satisfied with his present job of coaching the Serbia under-21 team.  He added that the media speculations were annoying and distracting.

“I am surprised at the way things are going. Every day people keep calling to tell me I have been short-listed for a position I am not interested in. As far as I am concerned, I have not spoken to anybody regarding this job.

“I am not happy at all. These rumuors put unnecessary pressure on me, my family and almost everybody around me. I am not interested in the job.

“I have an existing contract with the Serbian Under 21s which does not allow me to talk to any other national team or football association,” he added.

Dujkovic who led the Blacks Stars of Ghana to the knock out stage of the Germany 2006 World Cup concluded that he was not interested in taking the Eagles to the 2010 World Cup.

“At the moment, I am committed to building a very competitive youth team which can take on the rest of the world in the near future. We are gradually emerging as a force to reckon with in Europe. If that is to be maintained, then we have to get a backlog of equally good materials to supplement the efforts of the likes of Nemanja Vidic and company,” he said.

Dujkovic is the third coach to rule himself out of the position. Others like Hassan Shehata of Egypt and Giovanni Trapatoni, the Italian-born Irish coach have distacne themselves from the job.

Nigeria Football Federation technical committee chairman, Taiwo Ogunjobi admitted that the speculations concerning the Eagles managerial job was becoming too embarrassing for the federation. He said that the media is over reporting the issue, he stressed that the NFF will by the end of February put an end to the speculations.


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