There are strong indications that the Nigeria Football Federation will be going on with its planned idea to get a foreign coach to handle the Super Eagles very soon.
The Super Eagles for the umpteenth time failed to qualify for the AFCON following Tuesday’s loss to the Pharaohs of Egypt in Alexandria as interim manager Samson Siasia failed to get the desired results to keep Nigeria in the run
However, while the NFF is seen to be broke by many, president Amaju Pinnick has now said he has concluded plans to appoint an expatriate, whose salaries will be footed by a private company.
“We’re going to get a foreign manager for the team,” the NFF boss is quoted by Vanguard newspaper.
“And we are going to ensure that Nigeria qualify for the World Cup and do exceedingly well, too.
“We’ll make them utilise all FIFA windows to play quality friendly matches.”
He added: “There is nothing to worry about the payment of salary for the foreign manager. His wages are going to be taken care of by the private sector. We’ve concluded that and it will not cost government anything.”
Already several names of European coaches are being brandished as possible options for the Nigeria coaching post, they include former Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen and Claude Le Roy among many others,