Amuneke opens up on losing Super Eagles job to Finidi George

Many sources who revealed the interest of the sport’s minister in backing Emmanuel Amuneke for the vacant position of the permanent role of the senior men’s national team manager all came surprised at the NFF’s rejection of the former u17 coach.

Following the exit of Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, Finidi George has been in charge of the team on interim basis but has now beaten the minister’s choice to the role of permanent coach of the Super Eagles team.

Finidi was chosen by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) committee despite opposition from some stakeholders governing football in the nation, a choice which has drawn praises and knocks about from various quarters of the country since it was made official.

Reacting to the appointment of Finidi, Amuneke called for all to back the Enyimba coach but insists that the process which brought Finidi in as the permanent coach could have been better despite admitting that it was fair to a certain level.

“There was no interview (for the job), neither was there any talk about the job with the federation. There was no contact from the federation nor was there an offer to take the job. They have chosen a new coach, who is one of us, we joust need to move on an support him,” Amuneke said to Punch as seen on Owngoalnigeria.

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