The technical committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is scheduled to meet next week for the final decision on the new coach and crew who will take charge of the country’s national football team the Super Eagles.
Claude Leroy, Paul Le Guen, Jo Bonfrere and Harry Rednapp are the confirmed available coaches.
Reports say the selection process for the coaching crew has caused serious problems among members of the NFF executive board. The room is divided between those who are clamoring for an indigenous coach and others who say a foreign coach would be the best choice.
The upcoming meeting will provide a level ground for the committee to discuss the way forward for the Super Eagles as well as other technical matters.
The committee, as confirmed by the report, will submit a list of foreign coaches it has contacted and their profiles to the NFF executive committee for consideration during the meeting.
Another important part of the meeting is the Samson Siasia’s programme for the U-23 Olympics team coach. The committee is expected to take a decision on the team’s final camping in the meeting.
“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 confirmed that it received interest from several foreign coaches who wish to take over the Super Eagles job, including Claude Leroy, Paul Le Guen, Jo Bonfrere and lately Harry Rednapp among others.
Records say the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung had earlier stalled NFF’s moves to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. The minister insisted that the committee must submit to him reports of the Super Eagles AFCON 2017 plan. Dalung also asked the NFF to bring along a convincing and effective means the committee expects to utilize in sourcing internal funds for the payment of the foreign coach.