Amuneke : I Know The Secret And Will Turn Super Eagles To Champions Again

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Former Sporting CP forward Emmanuel Amuneke insists he is the best man to head the Super Eagles of Nigeria going forward; reports.

Emmanuel Amuneke is one of the candidates that applied for the coaching job listing at the Super Eagles.

Recall, José Peseiro exited his position as tye three-time African champions’ coach following a successful campaign at the 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast.

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Emmanuel Amuneke

According to Amuneke who was a former Golden Eaglets (U-17) coach, he has what it takes to help Nigeria become champions again.

Nigeria was close to winning its fourth AFCON title in February, but was stopped by host nation Cote d’Ivoire.

Speaking to the media, the former Tanzania national team coach, argued that he has enough knowledge as to how he can turn the fortune of the Super Eagles.

What Emmanuel Amuneke said concerning the Super Eagles job

“I know a lot that will help me turn them into champions again but we must be honest with ourselves. It’s a process that we must undergo and make the team great again. It is not everything I have to say here but we all know the change that needs to be made if we are ready to make the team great again,” Amuneke told PUNCH Nigeria.

Speaking about what he can offer to help the Super Eagles clinch the next edition of the AFCON and also qualify for the 2026 world cup he said;

“A lot my brother. We just have to believe in the genuine process we will be offering. I know the strengths and weaknesses of these players and we must use them to good advantage.

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“At the last AFCON, we allowed a deadly striker like Victor Osimhen to defend so deep and run too much. That reduced his qualities a lot and he was blamed for not scoring more goals and missing several chances.

“He’s a striker who moves in different directions a lot and needs players to get through balls to him to be effective and get the goals. We need players to complement him, that’s just it. For example, Simon Adingra didn’t play the first game against Nigeria in the group stage, but he was a menace to our defence in the final.”

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Super Eagles during a training session

He added, “We have players that can do better than what Adingra did to our team in the final that day, but did we play to their strengths? The Ivoirians made him so functional and he provided assists for the goals we conceded. We need our players to be playing to their strengths so that they can be more clinical.

“We don’t have average players; we have great players that must be played in a system that will make them more functional in a great team.”

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