Augustine Eguavoen and Emmanuel Amuneke are two names that have been making the rounds to take over the position of the coach of the Super Eagles.
Henry Nwosu believes the two can lead the Super Eagles to the World Cup in Qatar.
Rumours are rife with Augustine Eguavoen and Emmanuel Amuneke becoming the next Super Eagles coach.
There had been a clamour for the former Super Eagles defender to be handed the job permanently after the fine displays of the team in the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. According to several reports, the NFF and the Portuguese manager could not agree on some details leading to Eguavoen becoming a viable option.
The Super Eagles have a date with the Black Stars of Ghana in March. Both teams are desperate to pick up one of the tickets to Qatar amid an age-long rivalry. Nigeria and Ghana are going through managerial issues as both federations are yet to appoint a manager.
While the Ghanaians are looking to appoint a foreign coach in Chris Houghton, the NFF is looking to stick with a homegrown coach in Augustine Eguavoen.
Eguavoen and Amuneke on the cards for Super Eagles
The media has been awash with news of Augustine Eguavoen and Emmanuel Amuneke being in line to become the new coaches of the Super Eagles. The NFF has not announced the two tacticians to take over the management of the Super Eagles, but many are keen for the duo to get the job.
Henry Nwosu believes Augustine Eguavoen and Emmanuel Amuneke are the right men for the job.
Following an early elimination from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Augustine Eguavoen stepped down from his role as interim coach of the Super Eagles, leaving the three-time African champions without a coach.
Eguavoen had taken over after the sack of German gaffer Gernot Rohr. Rohr lost his job in December after managing the Super Eagles for about five years. It was a sack inspired by the uninspiring performances of the Super Eagles during the World Cup qualifiers.
NFF remain mum over new coach
Jose Peseiro was to take over from Augustine Eguavoen after the Africa Cup of Nations, but the performance of the Super Eagles at AFCON has given the NFF a rethink.
Though unconfirmed, the media is awash with reports that the former Super Eagles defender Augustine Eguavoen has been chosen along with former Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amuneke to pilot the affairs of the Super Eagles.
Eguavoen and Amuneke were members of the 1994 all-conquering Super Eagles that won the Nations Cup.
The NFF has remained silent as fans and the media have a field day on who the new coach would be.
Henry Nwosu is confident that it is the right step to take and has a lot of confidence in the abilities of Eguavoen and Amuneke.
Nwosu, who played for the Green Eagles of Nigeria and won the Nations Cup in 1980, wants the NFF to keep an eye on the ball to qualify the country for the World Cup in Qatar. Nigeria plays Ghana in a two-legged affair between March 23-30.
Eguavoen led the Super Eagles to a bronze in the 2006 AFCON, while 1994 African Footballer of the Year Emmanuel Amuneke was assistant coach and coach of the Golden Eaglets to win the 2015 FIFA u-17 World Cup. Amuneke also led Tanzania their second-ever appearance at the AFCON in 2019.
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