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Amuneke: Politics bane of Nigerian football

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Amuneke faces the sack

Nigeria’s U-17 coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has blamed the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation for the current football woes in the country stating that politics have taken over the administration of the game in the country.

Speaking during a live radio programme monitored in Lagos on Monday, the former Super Eagles striker said indigenous coaches are not appreciated, adding that Nigeria football need total overhaul.

“We are coaching because of the love and passion we have for our country. Whether you do good or bad, we all will be judge by our actions.

“Nigeria is not going to the Nations Cup for the second time but a lot of people don’t care because they are just thinking of their own selfish interest,” he added.

Amuneke further blamed NFF for spending monies on frivolities at the detriment of the coaches’ welfare.

“Why did we bring the FIFA president when we have important things to do? The law of FIFA is to bring about the development of the game. Are we developing our game or are we just playing politics? These are the questions we should ask ourselves.

“It is good we brought FIFA to our country, but the FIFA we brought has come and go. What has it added to our football?” he queried.

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