Sports minister Solomon Dalung has charged the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation to reorganize its most important committee – the technical committee.
Speaking after the meeting he held with members of the NFF in Abuja on Tuesday, Dalung said blamed the technical committee of the NFF for having a ‘fair share’ of the ‘destruction and internal wrangling’ that has bedeviled the Glass House, and said the committee must be reorganized.
He said: “I have directed that having identified these problems, the board must go back and maintain strong internal cohesion.
“Then the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation which has also has a fair share of some of the destruction and internal wrangling must reorganize itself and prepare to discharge their responsibilities as it will meet the aspirations of Nigerians.”
The minister had been meeting with the NFF over the latter’s decision to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles following Nigeria’s failure to make the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, a decision which hasn’t gone down well with the sports minister.
He has however given the NFF four weeks to submite a ‘comprehensive technical report’ on why they want to hire a foreign coach and how they intend to do so.
Amongst the issues expected to be explained in the technical report is the source of funding and how the Glass House intends to pay the foreign coach they eventually decide to bring.
“There must be an established source of funding; where do we get the money to fund it (the hiring of a foreign coach), which has to be provided,” Dalung said further.
Meanwhile, the NFF is yet to officially react to the outcome of the meeting with the minister.