It is true however that the Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi would be in charge of the team’s preparations for the friendly against Sudan and Ivory Coast; but Amokachi still claims that the out-of-contract Super Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi still remains the head coach.
Daniel Amokachi is presently overseeing the team that will play Sudan and Ivory Coast in Abu Dhabi, in spite of the fact that NFF is not coming up with reasons why Keshi will not be taking charge of the team.
On their own, the NFF has reiterated time without number, that they have no new contract offer to Mr. Keshi after his contract with them ended at the last World Cup in Brazil.
The 52-year old Keshi oversaw Nigeria’s ill-fated 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, despite being out of contract. And with the NFF yet to offer him fresh terms, it means, technically, that Keshi is no longer the Eagles’ gaffer.
“This is not my team I’m only sitting in for my boss, Stephen Keshi. He’s the boss and I’m only here to do a job as a coach,” Amokachi told Cool FM.
And speaking about the players he has in camp ahead of the friendly matches, Amokachi says it’s good to work with such players, adding that Keshi is aware of them being invited.
“These are players that we know, a lot of them we know and Keshi knows they are coming into the fold. And it’s always good to work with young players who want to learn and are willing to get to the next level and I think it’s a good start”