Emmanuel Amunike is the new head coach of the under-17 national team, the Golden Eaglets.
His appointment was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Announcing the appointment, the head of the NFF’s technical committee Emmanuel Ikpeme said that Amunike’s appointment was to ensure that there was continuity as he was an assistant coach under Manu Garba who led the Golden Eaglets to victory at the under-17 world championship last year.
Ikpeme said, “We have opted for continuity because these coaches are highly experienced and qualified to continue with the progress we are making. We’ve had a couple of disappointing experiences in the past and it was felt that we couldn’t take the same route again”.
He added, “Amunike has transformed from a great player to one of the finest youth coaches in Africa and we believe he deserves his under-17 role as well”.