Despite being in charge of the Super Eagles team preparing for the friendly matches against Sudan and Ivory Coast, Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi claims out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi still remains in charge of the team.
Amokachi is presently overseeing the team that will play Sudan and Ivory Coast in Abu Dhabi, with the NFF giving no reasons why Keshi isn’t taking charge of the team.
The NFF have also reiterated severally that they have made no new contract offer to the ‘Big Boss’ after his contract ran out at the last World Cup in Brazil, but Amokachi insists that Keshi remains the Eagles boss.
The 52-year old Keshi oversaw Nigeria’s ill-fated 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, despite being out of contract. And with the NFF yet to offer him fresh terms, it means, technically, that Keshi is no longer the Eagles’ gaffer, but Amokachi thinks otherwise.
“This is not my team I’m only sitting in for my boss, Stephen Keshi.
He’s the boss and I’m only here to do a job as a coach,” Amokachi told Cool FM.
And speaking about the players he has in camp ahead of the friendly matches, Amokachi says it’s good to work with such players, adding that Keshi is aware of them being invited.
“These are players that we know, a lot of them we know and Keshi knows they are coming into the fold. And it’s always good to work with young players who want to learn and are willing to get to the next level and I think it’s a good start.”