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Amuneke to continue on with Golden Eaglets, NFF says

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Seyi Akinwunmi, the First Vice-President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the federation has decided that Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach Emmanuel Amuneke would remain in his position.

Akinwunmi said this on Wednesday in Abuja at the dinner in honour of the Golden Eaglets who won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup on Sunday in Chile.

“NFF has agreed that Amuneke will remain to nurture the next Golden Eaglets, which will start preparing for the 2017 African and world championships by next year,’’ he said.

Amuneke had led the team to the title win for Nigeria’s record fifth title win, after wins in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.

Akinwunmi further disclosed that Amuneke would also graduate to assist the coach of the under-20 team, Manu Garba, and also be involved in the NFF talent-hunt programme.

He said the idea was to allow each level coach to work with the next level coach so as to ensure synergy and systematic transition from one level to the next.

“What we have tried to do is to encourage the growth of youth football. There is nothing stopping the Eaglets from aspiring and working very hard to participate in the Super Eagles cadre,’’ he said.

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