Why do we always win young competitions and we never have a team that grows into something? Nigeria is currently 59 on FIFA’s world ranking and one would have hoped that a country that boasts of 5 U-17 titles can produce a world-class senior team but we fumble at most International competitions. Maybe the new FA era will change things if they do what they say …
Emmanuel Amunike is to join the Nigeria under-20 coaching staff, but will retain his job as U17 coach, according to Nigerian FA president Amaju Pinnick.
Amunike guided Nigeria’s U17 team to the World Cup title with a 2-0 win over Mali on Sunday in Chile and has impressed with his style of play and man management skills.
With Pinnick, the NFA President speaking to ESPN, He said “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”