Amuneke Close To Reuniting With Popular Super Eagles Player As He Submits CV To The NFF

A former FC Barcelona winger, Emmanuel Amuneke is on the verge of becoming the next coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria; reports.

Amuneke, according to reports have declared interest in the vacant coaching job at the Super Eagles. And based on a reliable source, the former Golden Eaglets head coach, has submitted his curriculum vitae to the secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

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Amuneke joins Super Eagles coaching race

“Yes I did [apply to be the next manager],” he told Osasu Obayiuwana on Friday.

Emmanuel Amuneke denies not voting Victor Osimhen for 2023 CAF POTY.
Emmanuel Amunike

Amuneke has spent quote sometime with the national team, but then, it was as an assistant to his former Super Eagles teammate Samson SiaSia and Austin Egueavoen.

Should he get the job as many former footballers have tipped him to become José Peseiro’s replacement, the former Tanzania team coach will get go reunite with Victor Osimhen.

Amuneke and Osimhen enjoyed a good outing together during the 2015 FIFA U-17 world cup tournament, which Nigeria won. Osimhen finished as the tournament’s highest goalscorer, with 10 goals. And to work with the Napoli man again, it’s no doubt that the former Zamalek goal-poacher can get the Super Eagles attack to its former glory again.

In another report, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released a 26-man squad for this month’s international friendly against Ghana and Mali.

Nigeria will battle Ghana and Mali in Marrakech Morocco during the FIFA international break.

The full list of players invited for the international friendly:

Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabali (Chippa United, South Africa); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Gabriel Osho (Luton FC, England); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff City, Wales); Benjamin Tianimu (Ihefu SC, Tanzania)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC, Belgium); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC, England)

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Forwards: Nathan Tella (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Hatayspor, Turkey); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Cyriel Dessers (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)

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