General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dr Mohammed Sanusi has revealed that appointments into all national teams’ coaching crew, aside the Super Eagles, will be made in February.
In an interview with Richard Jideaka of Complete Sports, Sanusi said:
“The consultants saddled with the responsibility of recruiting and recommending are expected to turn in the chosen coaches for the Super Falcons, U-23 Eagles, Flying Eagles, Falconets, Flamingos, Golden Eaglets and Future Eagles for the NFF executive to approve and announce the appointments,” Sanusi said.
“We know we have some qualifying matches starting with Under-17 women team early March, and we shall hopefully announce list of successful coaches for the approval of the executive committee of NFF.
“The consultants are working round the clock, and hopefully, the list of those recruited should be out in February.”
Sanusi continued: “We expect the consultants to do a thorough job and recruit the best coaches among those who applied. I can assure Nigerians that the NFF will employ the best coaches for our national teams soon.”
Over 100 coaches were reported to have applied to the NFF, for the jobs of handling the five national men and women teams. Some of the coaches that applied included Christopher Danjuma, Paul Aigbogun, Edwin Okon, Manu Garba, Kennedy Boboye, Abdu Maikaba, Fidelis Ilechukwu, Bala Nikyu and Agan Edat, to mention a few.
Sanusi was silent on the Super Eagles job, ostensibly because of more time could take for the NFF to negotiate and agree a contract extension with Gernot Rohr who is already at the tail end of his three year contract, or otherwise hire a new coach.