Emmanuel Amunike claims he is not interested in becoming Super Eagles coach
- Emmanuel Amunike has insisted that he is not interested in the Super Eagles job
- The 49-year-old led Tanzania to their first appearance at AFCON in 2019 in Egypt
- Amunike won AFCON 1994 with Nigeria and gold at the Atlanta 96' Olympic Games
Emmanuel Amunike has clearly stated that he is not interested in the juicy Super Eagles job at the moment.
The former Nigerian international has been linked to take over from German boss Gernot Rohr who is yet to sign a new contract.
But the former Barcelona star who is also the current sporting director of Egyptian club, El Makkasa, has insisted he is not eyeing the position.
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In an interview with Brila FM Amunike said: "I’m not seeking for Super Eagles job, I have made myself clear, and I don’t need to be repeating myself.
“Nobody knows my life more than God like I said if it is the will of God one day, I will coach the national team.
“You have a coach there in the team, and I have made it very clear, the coach himself has done very well so there’s no need for baseless rumours.
“I have my own challenges that I have to face and see, I hope that post Covid-19 we will be in a position to see if we can reform our team and then get back to the plans we have in mind.”
The 49-year-old led Tanzania to their first appearance at AFCON in 2019 and was sacked after his team failed to progress beyond the first round.
Amunike was part of the Super Eagles side that won AFCON 1994 in Tunisia and a member of the Dream Team that won Africa's first gold medal in football at the Atlanta 96' Olympic Games, scoring the winning goal against Argentina in the finals.
The high point of his club career was when he switched from Sporting Lisbon to Barcelona in 1996 playing alongside Hristo Stoichkov, Romario and later Ronaldo De Lima.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Austin Okocha became the most expensive player in Africa after his impressive performance at the France 98' World Cup, according to Daniel Amokachi.
The mercurial midfielder earned a move to Paris Saint-Germain after the tournament for a record fee, the highest ever by an African player.
Okocha was Nigeria's best player from the group phase and the round of 16 before losing to Denmark by 4-1 in the quarter-finals.
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