The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of a former coach of Tanzania, Emmanuel Amuneke as the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles.
It also named Austine Eguavoen, who led the team to the African Nations Cup in Cameroon as the Technical Director/Technical Adviser (interim).
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi announced on Monday: “The NFF Board has approved a recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee retaining Augustine Eguavoen as Technical Director/Technical Adviser (interim) while Emmanuel Amuneke becomes the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles.
“Salisu Yusuf will be the 2nd Assistant Coach/Chief Coach of the CHAN team and Joseph Yobo will be 3rd Assistant while Aloysius Agu remains the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.”
Nigeria’s next assignment is the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against Ghana billed for March.
The football governing body had initially said it has appointed Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro to replace Gernot Rohr.
However, the football body is not ruling out the possibility of Peseiro coaching Nigeria in the future.
“We acknowledge and appreciate the interest that Mr Jose Peseiro has shown in Nigeria Football during our very cordial discussions and have absolutely no doubt about his capacity.
“We believe that perhaps in the future, there could be an opportunity to work with him,” a statement said.
“However, in view of the positive performance of the Super Eagles at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations which has given hope to Nigerians and boosted our confidence in the present coaching crew to qualify us for the World Cup in Qatar, we have decided to accept the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee to retain the Eguavoen-led coaching crew and strengthen it with the addition of Emmanuel Amuneke,” it added.