- Former Super Eagles coaches were always approached agents to play their coaches
- According to Daniel Amokachi, Stephen Keshi, Amodu Shuaibu and Austin Eguavoen all rejected bribes
- The ex-Super Eagles striker worked as an assistant to all three former coaches
- Former coach Adegboye Onigbinde reveals he was never approached by agents to feature players
Former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi says former Super Eagles coaches he worked with always lamented how agents approached them to feature players.
The former Super Eagles striker says Stephen Keshi (2011-2015), Amodu Shuaibu (2008 to 2010) and Austin Eguavoen (2005-2007) repeateadly rejected the advances of coaches.
The coach told BBC Sport that agents would offer as much as '$10,000, $20,000 and $30,000 to bring their players in.’
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Amokachi said their integrity made it difficult for them to accept the bribes.
Another former coach Adegboye Onigbinde however told the Punch that no player or agent approached him with money while he was in charge of the Eagles.
Onigbinde led Nigeria to the 2002 World Cup where the Super Eagles crashed at the group stage.
Former international Taiwo Oloyede however said bribery was a form of “appreciation” even before a player was called up to the national team.
Another ex-Eagles star, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said how players bought coaches Rolex watches when they were returning home from an away game.