A previous Super Eagles star, Emmanuel Amunike, says he can’t be an associate mentor under the Nigerian group lead trainer, Gernot Rohr.
He said this while talking on PUNCH Online meeting program, Kick&Follow, where football stars examine effective issues in Nigerian football.
Amuneke, nonetheless, said he was at this point to be drawn closer by anybody to turn into Rohr’s partner.
The 1994 African Player of the Year explained that he had an alternate way of thinking from Rohr.
When inquired as to whether he would consider being Rohr’s collaborator, Amuneke stated, “No! Why? I have my standards. We are prepared to serve our country. Be that as it may, as people, we have our standing to ensure.
“On the off chance that I please board, I am a danger to Rohr. In the event that I am here as a right hand, he will lose more fixation. He will think I am there to accept his position. We have chosen to give him the work, yet let us uphold him. In the event that Nigerians conclude that Amunike, we need your administration, I will be there. However, it is unimaginable (to expect to be Rohr’s right hand). What will I say? He has his own way of thinking, I have mine.
“No one has ever instructed me to come and be an associate mentor and in the event that it’ll be, it is beyond the realm of imagination, it will never be,” he said.
Amuneke, who won Olympic Gold in 1996 as a player and drove Nigeria to the 2015 Under-17 World Cup in Chile, additionally considered being Rohr’s associate as a discourtesy.
The 49-year-old stated, “I am worse than anyone. I am not haughty. Tragically we don’t regard our stars in Africa. I merit a smidgen of regard and I didn’t dismiss any work.
“After U-20, I chose to escape the Nigerian space. I took that choice myself. At the age that I am presently, I have been engaged with football for my entire life, for me I like difficulties and I am not apprehensive. I should settle on choices for myself and regard others.”
Amuneke drove the Golden Eaglets to a fifth U-17 World Cup title in Chile and was quickly elevated to mentor Nigeria’s under-20 side, the Flying Eagles.
As a player, he scored two objectives at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia where Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1 to win their subsequent African title.
He likewise scored vital objectives against Bulgaria and Italy for the Super Eagles at the 1994 World Cup.
Nigeria paralyzed Argentina 3-2 in the 1996 Olympic football last in Atlanta to turn into the main African football country to win Olympic gold.
Amuneke helped the Taifa Stars of Tanzania meet all requirements for AFCON without precedent for a very long time yet left by shared assent following the group’s inability to advance to the take out phases of Egypt 2019.