Nigeria Football Technical Director, Shaibu Amodu will make a surprise return to football coaching when he leads a quartet of Salisu Ibrahim, Alloy Agu, Rangers and Abia Warriors chief coaches, Imama Amakapabo and Kennedy Boboye respectively, to serve as the Super Eagles temporary consortium of technical crew to handle the team for the two international friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg in France.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical sub-committee which met yesterday in Abuja has recommended the consortium of coaches to the executive board for ratification ahead of the friendly matches.
Speaking moments after the meeting, a member of the committee discolosed that while Amodu would supervise the other coaches, Agu will remain as the goalkeeper trainer
He argued that the decision to drop both Samson Siasia and Emmanuel Amuneke from the technical crew has nothing to do with their technical input during Eagles clash with the Pharaohs of Egypt but to allow them concentrate of their duties with the U20 and U23 teams.
“Part of the recommendations we gave to the Executive Committee of the federation is that Amodu will supervise the technical crew to be headed by the Salisu. We also recommended the drafting of two league coaches into the crew and we went for Rangers and Abia Warriors chief coaches, just as we settled for Agu as the goalkeeper trainer.
“We went for the two league coaches to expose them with those two matches. I know that Nigerians will ask why Siasia and Amuneke did not continue with the team, but we all know that they are very much engaged and committed with their teams.
“Our plans and expectations will be to provide every help to Siasia to win the Olympic Games trophy. The appointment will be for the two friendly matches, after we will continue with the hiring of a substantive coach for the team,” the source noted.