Amunike Dubs Super Eagles Assistant Coach Role ‘News From Journalists’

Emmanuel Amunike has again debunked rumours of him becoming Super Eagles assistant Coach.

Speaking on the possibility of taking up a role in the Super Eagles backroom with Gernot Rohr as Manager, as have been reported in several news outlets, the former Nigeria U17 and U20 head Coach dismissed the notion.

“There’s nothing true about that it’s just news from journalists; I don’t think there’s any truth about being Rohr’s assistant,” he told

“There’s nothing like that and nobody has ever called me or contacted me so I think we shouldn’t be spreading things that’s not real and things that’s never going to be real. “

Amunike insists such suggestions belittle his pedigree as a Manager and however confirms that no contact has been made by the Nigeria Football Federation.

“We have to be very clear, it’s not going to be real, I’m not going to be Rohr’s assistant. Why must I be his assistant, what am I going to be Rohr’s assistant for. We have to be very clear about things we don’t want.”

“Rohr is the Coach of Nigeria, I was once a coach of Tanzania; not youth team, So why must I come back to assist Rohr. Why are we trying to belittle ourselves.

“But nobody has called me but all are just rumours and stories, but I’m telling you it’s nothing going to be, it’s not possible.

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“So let’s think more possible things and see how we can move forward and bring positive things to our football, it’s not something that’ll be real.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago