The Nigerian Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi has cleared the air, concerning rumours that he has taken over Stephen Keshi‘s position as the head coach. He said, Stephen Keshi remains in charge of the national team, despite his contract having expired last year.
Keshi’s deal with the Super Eagles came to an end after the 2014 World Cup, although the tactician maintained the reins throughout their failed AFCON qualifying campaign, where they finished third in Group A.
Question marks still hang over the role Keshi will have with Nigeria in 2015, but Amokachi, who is preparing the side ahead of friendly matches against Sudan and Ivory Coast, insists the coach is still very much in charge of the team.
“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.
Speaking about their two upcoming matches, where a host of young players have been called up to action, Amokachi said: “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.”