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In a shocking turn of events, Daniel Amokachi has resigned from his position as assistant coach of the Super Eagles, just days before the team’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic.

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Amokachi’s decision to quit stems from a disagreement over his role in the coaching hierarchy. Despite being appointed as one of the assistants to newly appointed head coach Finidi George, Benjamin James was preferred as the first assistant, relegating Amokachi to the position of second assistant.

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Feeling undervalued and demoted, Amokachi decided to leave the team, stating that he deserves better treatment. Efforts are being made by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and officials from the Ministry of Sports to persuade him to reconsider his decision, but he remains adamant.

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Finidi George was appointed as the substantive coach of the Super Eagles, replacing Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, with a mandate to keep the team in the race for the 2026 World Cup. Amokachi’s sudden departure has disrupted the team’s preparations for the upcoming qualifiers, and it remains to be seen how this will affect their performance on the pitch.

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