Top Nigerian Clubs Target Emmanuel Amuneke As Coach

After a short-lived romance with his former club as a coach, ex-Nigerian World Cup star Emmanuel Amuneke could soon be back in business in the top flight...

Former Barcelona forward, Emmanuel Amuneke, could soon be back as a coach in Nigeria with premier league clubs, Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars, as both are believed to be in hot pursuit of the former international.

Amuneke's first coaching foray in Nigeria ended as quickly as it started when he was fired by his former club Julius Berger last season after a spat with top management officials.

Amuneke could be reunited with former Eagles teammate, Mutiu Adepoju, who is general manager at newly-promoted Shooting Stars, after the Ibadan club did not renew the contract of coach Franklin Howard.

The former Sporting Lisbon winger was spotted by sources leaving the Shooting Stars club house Friday afternoon after holding talks with some club officials.

Sunshine Stars are also keen to hire Amuneke, who has received his coaching badges from Spain.

Technical adviser, Fatai Amoo, is favourably disposed to having Amuneke as coach while some media reports have suggested that former Sharks of Port Harcourt coach, Kadiri Ikhana, could take over the Akure club as he has friends within the upper management there.

A major re-organisation is expected at the club after the outcome of their WAFU Cup qualifying tie against Liberty Professionals of Ghana. Sunshine were held to a 3-3 draw in the first clash at home.

Samm Audu,