Nigerian Assistant Coach Resigns before Ugandan Match

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The assistant coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles, Daniel Amokachi, has resigned from his post and announced that he will not be a part of his team's Africa Cup qualifier against Uganda in June. Amokachi told journalists in Lagos, Nigeria that his position had become untenable following the arrival of new coach Berti Vogts and his two assistants. He said he informed the Nigeria Football Association of his decision before the match against Uganda last month, but it did not respond. The former Everton striker said that he was not only upset at the way the Nigeria Football Association groveled over Berti Vogts, but at their poor treatment and lack of respect for the local coaches. He said the local coaches have not been paid for ten months and wondered how the association could afford to pay Vogts three months in advance. Amokachi said he was further incensed that Vogts is working from his own country. He noted that Uganda's coach, Lazlo Csaba from Germany is living in Uganda and said the expense spent on Vogts cannot be justified.