FIFA, the world governing football body, has appointed Emmanuel Amuneke, ex-Super Eagles and Barcelona winger, into its Technical Study Group.
The Technical Study Group is a panel which assesses matches for FIFA at its various competitions and decides individual awards for players.
Meanwhile, Amuneke has expressed delight after he was named as part of the FIFA Technical Study Group.
The FIFA U-17 winning coach has been enlisted by world football governing body to serve in its Technical Study Group and says it is a wonderful opportunity for him.
Amuneke, who last coached Al Khartoum Watani of Sudan, said he was honoured with the appointment and will give his best to the growth of the game.
“It delightful joining the FIFA’s Technical Study Group,” Amuneke told Complete Sports Nigeria.
“It’s an opportunity to show what we can also do in football. The recognition is massive and I hope to use the position to help the growth of the game.”
The former Sporting Lisbon winger becomes the second Nigerian to be named in the FIFA Technical Study Group after his former teammate, Sunday Oliseh.