NPFL: Kano Pillars Shortlist Amuneke, Yusuf, Four Others For Top Job

Kano Pillars have named former international Emmanuel Amuneke and ex-national team assistant Salisu Yusuf among six coaches being considered to fill the vacant technical adviser position at the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side.

Busari Hakeem Ishola, Erol Akay, Henry Makinwa and former Enyimba manager Usman Abd’Allah are the other names on the list.

Amuneke has experience coaching in Nigeria’s top-flight having held the reins at Julius Berger and Ocean Boys. He has also coached the Tanzanian national team, helping them qualify for the 2019 Nations Cup and he had a stint at Egyptian top-flight side Misr lel-Makkasa.

The former Barcelona forward won the 1994 Nations Cup with the Super Eagles and Olympic Gold with the U23 side in 1996. He coached Nigeria’s U17 side to win gold at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup.

Salisu was assistant to Gernot Rohr before losing his job over a play-for-cash scandal. He is currently the manager of Enugu Rangers.

Pillars, in a statement released by media officer Idris Malikawa, said the shortlisted coaches were selected from a list of over 25 coaches who applied for the job.

The six shortlisted candidates are expected to appear before the technical committee of the club for an interview on Wednesday the statement added.

The successful candidate will replace Ibrahim Musa who won the AITEO Cup with Pillars in 2019 but leaves after failing to win the league title with Sai Masu Gida finishing a disappointing fifth finish last season.