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Super Eagles: NFF Denies Appointing Amokachi



Amaju Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied reports that former Super Eagles captain, Daniel Amokachi was appointed Head of its Technical Department.

This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire.

According to the NFF spokesperson, Bitrus Bewarang remained the federation’s Technical Director, NAN reports.

Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Fresh, was quoted as saying that at no time did the body call for applications from candidates for that position, not to talk of appointing anyone.

“This clarification becomes necessary against the background of wide-circulating, but totally misleading reports of the appointment of Amokachi, a former Super Eagles captain and coach, as head of NFF technical department.”

“’The NFF has been bemused by this unfounded story, which no doubt must have embarrassed Mr Amokachi himself,” Fresh said.

Olajire said the NFF would not foreclose the possibility of a major role for Amokachi in the NFF in future, however, no such an appointment had been made currently.

“Amokachi no doubt deserves all the regard and respect befitting his new role as an ambassador; he should not be dragged into needless controversies such as this.

“’The NFF, once more, enjoins the generality of the media to retain the important work ethic of fact-checking and verification, and beware of empty wildfires lit by obscure online cells that lack any iota of credibility,” Olajire said.

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