Golden Eaglets coach joins U-20 side

President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick revealed that Emmanuel Amuneke has been promoted to ease the transition of his U-17 players to the next level

Emmanuel Amuneke

After successfully guiding the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria to win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Emmanuel Amuneke has been promoted to the U-20 side.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick revealed that Amuneke has been promoted to act as assistant coach of the Flying Eagles of Nigeria to ensure that the U-17 players make a seamless transition to the next level.

"We said from the very beginning of our tenure that our objective is that the bulk of our 2022 FIFA World Cup team will be from the boys of the last U17 team and this U17 team," Pinnick told .

"By that time, they should be between the ages of 22 and 24.

"To ensure that they are properly monitored and groomed, Amunike will move up to join the U20 team as one of the assistant coaches.

"But he will also stay on as U17 coach to continue to develop players at that level."

Amuneke will work with the Flying Eagles boss Manu Garba who led the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013.


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