Super Eagles Coaching Job: NFF’s Technical Committee rooting for Foreigners.


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It has been reported that the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have resolved to hire another foreign tactician to replace Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles head coach.

Following the vacancy of the coaching job and the recent announcement by NFF, requesting interested coaches to apply for the  Super Eagles coaching job after expiration of the former coach contract, no fewer than 40 coaches, both local and foreign, have indicated interest in the job, although many Nigerian stakeholders rooted for an indigenous coach.

Ex  Nigerian internationals, who have indicated interest includes, Emmanuel Amuneke, Finidi George who served as assistant coach to Peseiro, Daniel Amokachi, Sunday Oliseh, Salisu Yusuf Sylvanus Okpala.

Also in the list for the Juicy job is Micheal Nsien, a Nigerian coach who is currently handling the USA U-17 and U-19 national teams.

Former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon Portuguese coach, Antonio Canceicao is one of the foreign tacticians who is reported to be highly favoured to land the job.

However, a member of the NFF Technical Committee, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he doesn’t have the power to speak for the committee, but have noted that the Super Eagles need right now is a sound foreign technical adviser who will not only impact positively on the senior national team but help in developing other aspects of Nigerian football.

He reiterated that there is nothing wrong with hiring a foreign coach, but whoever is coming must be a world-class coach with a track record of achievements as manager of a renowned football nation.

 “I have nothing against indigenous coaches, but I will say that the person we need at the moment is a foreign coach with the prerequisite experience to handle the Super Eagles. He must be the type of coach who will come and support in the overall development of our football.

“The Super Eagles as presently constituted are too big for the indigenous coaches that Nigerians are clamouring for. They are not bad coaches, but they are not yet at the level that they can effectively handle the senior national team

“If you talk to most of my colleagues in the committee, they will tell you the samething. Most of us are for a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. I believe the NFF will see reason with some of us on this matter,” the very influential member of the NFF Technical Committee said.

Recalls that the Technical Committee met recently in Abuja to scrutinise the applications received by the football federation after it advertised the vacant positions of the head coach of the Super Eagles and the Golden Eaglets.