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Former Everton forward Amokachi: I will be Nigeria boss!

Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi is confident that he will become the manager of the Nigerian national team in the foreseeable future.

Amokachi was a prolific striker during his playing days, turning out for the likes of Club Brugge, Everton and Besiktas among other throughout his career and the 43-year-old is currently the manager of Finnish outfit JS Hercules.

Amokachi has now spoken regarding his future managerial aspirations and has explained that he is confident of managing Nigeria in the coming years.

He told theLiverpool Echo: "I know that one day I'll be the head coach of the Nigeria national team and I will take Nigerian football to a level nobody has taken them to before.

"The ability of player we have these days … any coach given this job is lucky.

"In my head, I know how we'd play and the blueprint is ready to go. With the talent there now, we should be surpassing my generation, the players from the 1990s.

"It's sad, because people still refer back 20 years without looking at what we've got today, but the quality is second to none. They seem to have given everybody except me an opportunity but, by God's grace, it will happen."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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