Emmanuel Amuneke Gets Eaglets Nod.

Emmanuel Amuneke will reportedly be elevated to the head coach position of the Nigeria Under-17 team as Coach Manu Garba prepares to lead the country’s Under-20.

Following the promotion of the victorious Golden Eaglets to the senior U-20 ranks, Garba will be elevated to lead the Flying Eagles as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) aims to ensure continuity.

Nduka Ugbade, the Assistant Coach 2 to the just concluded Fifa U-17 World Cup will also join Garba on the bench of the Flying Eagles.

Emeka Amadi, Nduka Ugbade, Emmanuel Amuneke and Manu Garba in the Dugout.
Emeka Amadi, Nduka Ugbade, Emmanuel Amuneke and Manu Garba in the Dugout.

The new Flying Eagles are due to set up a training camp by march at the latest.

Amuneke will then be elevated to head coach of the U-17 with two assistants named, while Emeka Amadi retains his position as goalkeeper trainer.

“We want to ensure that the present U-17 team grow with their coach. So as we are elevating the players, we are also elevating the coaches,” a top official of the NFF revealed to MTNFootball.com.

“However, we have ensured continuity by keeping Emmanuel Amuneke, so we can sustain the style, character of the Golden Eaglets.”

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