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Reports: Amokachi rejects Supers Eagles assistant coach contract

Reports: Amokachi rejects Supers Eagles assistant coach contract

Daniel Amokachi, a former Nigerian international, has reportedly turned down the contract offered by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to serve as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.

According to journalist Tobi Adepoju’s tweet on Wednesday, his sources within the NFF revealed that Amokachi rejected the terms of the contract agreement proposed to him.

“My sources in the NFF have revealed that Amokachi turned down the contract agreement the Federation offered him.

“Amokachi according to the sources rejected the terms of the contract,” Adepoju stated.

Amokachi had served as assistants coach to the Super Eagles at different times including working with late Shuaibu Amodu in 2008 and with late Stephen Keshi during the African Cup of Nations winning team of 2013.

Reactions had trailed Amokachi’s absence at the Super Eagles camp, which opened last week in preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic. While some speculated that Amokachi didn’t turn up because he rejected the NFF’s offer, others suggested he had taken permission from Head Coach Finidi George to stay away.

During the unveiling of Finidi George as the new Super Eagles head coach last month, Amokachi was announced as one of the assistant coaches.
However, the details surrounding his reported contract rejection remain unclear.

The current coaching staff present in camp includes:

– Benjamin James (Assistant Coach)
– Olatunji Baruwa (Goalkeepers’ Trainer) 
– Chima Onyeike (Fitness Trainer)
– Mehmet Ozturk (Analyst)

Attempts by Bold Sports to reach the NFF and Amokachi for comments have been unsuccessful so far.

The Eagles play South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Friday before locking horns with Benin Republic at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, Ivory Coast next Monday.

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