February, 8 2022.
By Wale Ajayi.
Football loving Nigerians in Canada could not hold back the excitement after news emerged that two of Nigeria's finest football coaches have agreed to work together in different capacities for the good of Nigeria football.
There were doubts as to whether both ex- internationals will agree to work together and in what capacity but the Nigeria football federation have finally put these doubts to bed with the appointment of Emmanuel Amunike as Chief coach of the Super Eagles while Augustine Eguaveon retains his position as interim head coach and technical adviser.
This news brightened the mood amongst Nigerians on on a cold afternoon in Montreal, Canada, where weather conditions dropped to as low as -10' on Monday.
Football fans on the Nigerians in Montreal and Nigerians in New Brunswick whatsapp platforms praised the brains behind this decision, describing it as one of the best, ever taken in a long time.
They are particularly happy that Eguaveon was retained after his team's brilliant showing at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Still angry that the Super Eagles failed to go past the second round stage of the competition, Sunday Adio, a banker who resides in the Sherbrooke area of Montreal says, he has shown in four matches, that if given enough.time and support, he can do wonders with the National team.
" I am the happiest Nigerian in the world today. This decision has given me great joy. I can dare the winter and run to the streets of Montreal without cloths. That is how happy I am. I want to salute the NFF president and indeed the sports minister for sticking with our local coaches. The inclusion of Emmanuel Amunike as one of the backroom staff will only make the technical crew stronger and better"
Shamsudeen Abdullahi is a Nigerian Canadian. He has not visited Nigeria in twelve years but has remained a strong supporter of the Super Eagles. He expressed his joy in few words
"Now our administrators have started listening to us. They now know what we want and I am happy that for once, they have given us cause to celebrate"
John Duke is based Federicton New Brunswick. He used the opportunity to wish the team the very best in their quest to pick one of the five World Cup tickets on offer while Francis Brown advised the NFF to get to work early, saying that the key to our qualification for the World Cup is early preparation.