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Emmanuel Amuneke Debunk Turning Down Technical Director Role

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Former Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amuneke has dismissed reports which claimed that he turned down the Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director role in 2020.

Amuneke was the first choice to replace Bitrus Bewarang as Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation before the appointment of Augustine Eguavoen.

The former Barcelona star admitted that he was approached by Nigeria Federation boss Amaju Pinnick and accepted the offer, though he was under contract with Egyptian club El Makkasa as their technical director.

Amuneke speaking to the media said: “I don’t reject anything, sometimes people talk about you behind but it’s good I set the record straight.”

“It’s true that I was appointed, Pinnick in question spoke to me and I spoke to him and I told him Nigeria comes first in as much I am engaged in Egypt with a team but things have to be done professionally.”

“I’m engaged in Egypt and my country wants me, I cannot walk away from my country, I have to seek the consent of those brought me to Egypt and which is eventually what I did.”

He further revealed that talks with the Nigeria Federation collapsed because El Makkasa demanded compensation to free him from his contract.

While the conversation on who to take the vacant position of the Eagles comes up, it was believed that Amuneke failed to get the job because he rejected the role of Technical Director last year.

However, the winger has come out to debunk the story about him taking the role of a technical director offered to him by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

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