Former Nigeria international Ifeanyi Ekwueme has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to hand over the reins of Nigeria’s cadet teams to Coach Emmanuel Amuneke, Completesports.com reports.
Nigeria has struggled at the U17 and U20 levels since Amuneke led the country to win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, unearthing the likes of Kelechi Nwakali, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen.
Since then, the Golden Eaglets failed to qualify for both the continental and global showpiece in 2017, and crashed out in the second round at the latest edition in Brazil last year.
The Flying Eagles on the other hand, haven’t fared any better, failing to qualify for the junior World Cup in 2017 and being eliminated in the Round of 16 in 2019.
Ekwueme, who is currently the Sporting Director ofi Heartland FC, says the NFF needs to retrace their steps, look back at when the cadet teams were most successful and appoint Amuneke…
Source: Complete Sports