Thursday, May 6

NFF Considers Amuneke, Salisu Options For Rohr’s Assistant Role

Sequel to the recent uninspiring performance of the Super Eagles that led to the home and away draws with their Sierra Leonean counterparts in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are set to take measures to check the slide.

Consequently, the NFF is tinkering with the idea of contracting either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to assist Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, adding to Joseph Yobo’s assistant capacity.

“Having seen the technical report from the coach and taken into consideration the observations from the meeting with the sports minister, we shall open talks with either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to support Rohr,” an official of the NFF told

“We have to look at the possibility of getting either of the two experienced coaches to join the technical crew. We shall contact them first to know if they are interested in joining the team and if they are, we will discuss terms with them and pick the one who fits into our plans. The Super Eagles will also get a psychologist, physical trainer and video analyst as part of the backroom staff.

“The decisions to boost the Super Eagles technically stems from the way the team collapsed after leading Sierra Leone 4-0 after 30 minutes, only for the game to end 4-4 and the return leg ended goalless. We hope the additions to the technical crew will help the team greatly,” our source stated.

Amuneke is presently the director of African Academies of an Egyptian top division club , Misr Lel Makkasa, while Salisu Yusuf who was Rohr’s former assistant until he was suspended over bribery allegations before he was relieved of the job last year, is presently the Chief Coach of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu.

Amuneke rejected the NFF Technical Director job offer, a role that Austine Eguavoen has taken up.

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