Why NFF Appointed Shuaibu Amodu New Super Eagles Coach

The technical sub-committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday announced the appointment of Shuaibu Amodu, as the new interim coach of the Super Eagles.

Amodu who is the current Technical Director, will lead Salisu Ibrahim,  Imama Amakapabo and Kennedy Boboye, for the two international friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg. Meanwhile, Alloy Agu was also retained as the goalkeeper trainer of the team.

The appointment became imminent considering that coach Samson Siasia has been saddled with the responsibility of leading the Dream Team to the forthcoming Rio Olympics.

Coach Imama (Rangers)  and Boboye’s ( Abia Warriors ) inclusion is hinged on the exposing and encouraging coaches who have proved their mettle on the local scene.

”In view of the upcoming international friendly matches involving the Super Eagles and Mali and Luxembourg in Europe, the Committee appointed Salisu Yusuf as interim Head Coach of the team, to be assisted by Imama Amapakabor (1st Assistant), Kennedy Boboye (2ndAssistant) and Alloy Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer). This is in line with the NFF Board’s resolve to encourage and expose indigenous Coaches who show undoubted ability and capacity. The National Technical Director, Shaibu Amodu will play supervisory role,  – The Federation mentioned in a statement.

Having missed out of the next African Cup of Nations, the team’s focus would be employing a head coach who will guide the team to 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

The federation further explained: ”after the friendly matches, and before the 2018 FIFA World Cup group phase draw, the Technical Committee will initiate the process for the selection of a substantive technical crew for the Super Eagles, with a Head Coach. A small team of eminently –qualified persons with the required pedigree will take charge of the process, and the best candidate would be selected, irrespective of whether he is indigenous or expatriate.”

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