Assistant chief coach of the Super Eagles Imama Amapakabo has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to keep faith with the team’s technical and playing staff despite an unimpressive World Cup outing in Russia.
Nigeria failed to go beyond the group phase of the Mundial after a narrow 2-1 defeat to old foes Argentina on 26 June ensured Gernot Rohr’s men exited the competition early with just 3 points from a possible nine.
Asked where he will see the young Eagles – the youngest team at the 2018 World Cup – in the next four years, the former Rangers coach said: “In the World cup doing better, but then, everything has to happen with continuity.
“They (NFF) must let the players continue; whoever is in charge must let the coaching crew (continue), not because I am part of it but I think that continuity is always key in football. We must always talk about continuity.
“And they must let the crew continue to be able to push this team to where we expect them to get to,” he told www.busybuddiesng.com.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick has since thrown his weight behind Rohr, adding that his board will respect the new 2-year contract extension the Franco-German tactician signed earlier this year.