Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Imama Amkpakabo, has hailed the performance of the team’s new invitees when they beat Liberia in an international friendly in Monrovia on Tuesday, AOIFootball.com reports.
Imama, who also doubles as the head coach of NPFL side El-Kanemi Warriors, further posited that the two victories over Seychelles and Liberia will further boost the confidence of the players in subsequent matches.
“It was a good outing for us in both games; we needed to get back stronger after the World Cup and we did that in our two games. We have to keep working hard to ensure we continue our rebuilding process towards having a strong team for the next world cup.
“The new boys performed well, especially the home-based players who did well against Liberia despite not having any training session with the team. I believe they are worthy of their places in the team and have shown they can be a part of this team in the future,” Imama hinted.
Imama further revealed that he is ready for the new challenge ahead of him and will continue to work hard anywhere he finds himself.
The 2016 NPFL title-winning coach could be offered the U-23 job following the suspension of Salisu Yusuf who was saddled with the responsibility to lead the country to next year’s All African Games and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.