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Amuneke: I’m not aware of Super Eagles’ job offer

Former Barcelona winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has reacted to reports linking him with the vacant Super Eagles coaching job.

Reports had emerged that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had appointed Amuneke to join Augustine Eguavoen as joint-head coach of the national team.

The Super Eagles are officially without a handler after Eguavoen stepped down from his interim role following Nigeria’s early exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.

Eguavoen took over after Gernot Rohr was sacked last December.

The NFF, however, initially named Jose Peseiro as the Super Eagles substantive head coach, but that appointment is yet to be ratified.

Peseiro is yet to be officially unveiled even with the 2021 AFCON concluded and Senegal emerging as champions of the continent after beating Egypt in the final on Sunday.

That has led to reports suggesting that Eguavoen has been offered the job permanently with Amuneke to support him.

Speaking on the development, Amuneke said that no one from the NFF has contacted him concerning any offer.

“I’m not aware of any appointment with the Super Eagles or any job with the Nigerian government,” Amuneke told The Sun Sports.

“I just returned to my base in Spain from the CAF Technical Study Group duty at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, and I read the story of my appointment from the Internet.

“I was in the team’s hotel in Cameroon countless times, and there was no time the appointment was discussed with me.

“Right now, nobody has contacted me, not even the NFF or the Sports Ministry. Until an offer is made, I will rather not talk on that.”

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