Amokachi: “I Will Take Nigerian Football To Another Level If Am Made Coach Of The Team”


Former Super Eagles captain and assistant coach Daniel Amokachi says he will take Nigerian football to a level nobody has taken them to, if he is made coach of the team.


Since winning the cup of nations in 2013, a tournament Amokachi assisted then head coach late Stephen Keshi. The Super Eagles of Nigeria are yet to qualify for the Africa soccer showpiece.

Nigeria is presently under the tutelage of German coach Gernot Rohr, but Amokachi who has served as assistant coach to various manager of the Nigeria team insist he has the blueprint on how to turn Nigeria football around.

Amokachi who is presently the head coach of Finnish side JS Hercules believes that Nigeria has the talent to be doing better than what they are doing at the moment.

“I know that one day I’ll be the head coach of the Nigeria national team and I will take Nigerian football to a level nobody has taken them to before,” he says. “The ability of player we have these days … any coach given this job is lucky. In my head, I know how we’d play and the blueprint is ready to go.

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“With the talent there now, we should be surpassing my generation, the players from the 1990s. It’s sad, because people still refer back 20 years without looking at what we’ve got today, but the quality is second to none. They seem to have given everybody except me an opportunity but, by God’s grace, it will happen.”