NFF Denies Amokachi’s Appointment

By Alexander Adejoh

The Communications Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, at the Glass House, says he is not aware of former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi’s appointment to replace Bitrus Bewarang as head of the Technical Department of the federation.

The former English FA Cup winner with Everton FC was reported to have been appointed by different sports news last week ahead of other interested coaches like former Chelsea FC of England and PSG FC of France Technical Director Mike Emenalo, Austin Eguavoen, Ladan Bosso, Sam Okpodu and Mutiu Adepoju who showed interest in reviving the NFF technical department. But Fides gathered that NFF denied such an appointment.

‘As I speak with you, nobody has informed me that such an appointment is in place or that some names have been scheduled to be interviewed for the post that is not even vacant yet,’ said Olajire

Meanwhile, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has defended the choice of Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the senior national team, amid fears in a section of the sporting media and coaches over his appointment last week. The former captain, 39, replaces Imama Amapakabo and is expected to work with manager Gernot Rohr as third in command.

‘The concept behind this is to nurture and condition former captain Yobo to provide leadership and mentorship to the young team,’ the NFF Boss said.

Pinnick urged Nigerians to be patient and give Yobo the needed support to enable him to follow in the footsteps of his former coach, Nigeria’s legend Stephen Keshi.