The technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will meet next week to take a final position on the new coaching crew for the Super Eagles.
It was gathered that the choice of who becomes the new Super Eagles coach is source of a disagreement among members of the NFF executive board. While majority members favoured a foreign coach, others have insisted on the employment of an indigenous.
Sources at the NFF confirmed that the technical committee would deliberate on the way forward for the Super Eagles as well as other technical matters.
The committee, we learnt are expected to submit a list of foreign coaches it has contacted and their profiles to the NFF executive committee for consideration.
Also on the agenda for the meeting is the programme of the U-23 Olympics team coach, Samson Siasia. The committee is expected to take a decision on the team’s final camping.
“The technical committee of the NFF is expected to meet next week to look at the candidates that could be suggested to the NFF board for the Super Eagles chief coach job. Also the committee will look at the programme of coach Samson Siasia and take firm decision on the team’s camp. All decisions would however, be submitted to the executive board of the NFF for ratification”.
Siasia has already submitted a programme, asking for the team to have its final camp in the United States of America, where the team is billed to play some friendly matches with Honduras, Bolivia and Colombia before moving into Brazil for the games.
The NFF has received interest from several foreign coaches to take over the Super Eagles job, including Claude Leroy, Paul Le Guen, Jo Bonfrere and lately Harry Rednapp and others.
It would be recalled that the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, had halted an initial move by the NFF to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. Dalung had insisted that the NFF must submit to him the reports of the Super Eagles AFCON 2017 ouster, as well as bring a convincing means of sourcing internal funds for the payment of the foreign coach.
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